SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

July 01, 2013 10:55 ET

Let's Dance: Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition Starts Today in Australia and New Zealand

Winning Video Receives Donation for Breast Cancer Charity; Competition Features Thousands of Health Care Workers Dancing With Pink Exam Gloves

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Raising awareness for early detection of breast cancer has a new tune -- literally. Medline Industries, Inc., the creators of the international YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance® and makers of the pink exam gloves, today officially launched the 2013 annual Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition in Australia and in New Zealand. This is the third year of the competition in Australia and the second year for New Zealand.

To register for the competition and for complete rules, go to One winner in each country will be named on 13 October as selected by online public voting.

The winning video in Australia will receive a AUD 10,000 donation in the organisation's name from Medline to the breast cancer charity of their choice. REM Systems Limited and Medline are jointly providing the winning New Zealand video a donation of NZD 10,000 to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

"We can't wait to see all the videos. Over the past few years, The Pink Glove Dance has become a huge hit not only down under but all over the world, making it a truly global movement," said Ian Young Lee, president of the Asia Pacific division for Medline. "The Pink Glove Dance is such a unique campaign for breast cancer awareness that encourages health care workers to show how much they care in a fun and creative way." 

In addition to the competitions in Australia and New Zealand, Panama has been added to the U.S. and Canadian competition. Also, Europe is having its own competition for the first time, including Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and Denmark.

About The Pink Glove Dance Video
The original Medline Pink Glove Dance video premiered in the United States in November 2009 featuring 200 hospital workers wearing Medline's pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Click here to view the original video Today, the original video has almost 14 million views on YouTube® and has been the inspiration for hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events worldwide.

About Medline
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the United States, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline is a leading global health care company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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