SOURCE: Medline

Medline

November 15, 2013 03:00 ET

Medline Announces Europe's First Pink Glove Dance Video Competition Winners

Top Team Wins EUR 10,000 Donation for Breast Cancer Education and Prevention

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - November 15, 2013) - After months of choreographing and weeks of campaigning, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain the company's first place winner for Europe's first-ever Pink Glove Dance video competition. 

The Pink Glove Dance unites 80,000 clinicians, survivors and communities in a unique way to support breast cancer awareness and prevention -- through the spirit of dance. This year, La Paz danced to the top and received more than 311,000 votes on pinkglovedance.eu. Hundreds of clinicians and patients danced throughout the facility and built their 90-second video around hope. The team danced to "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction and will receive a EUR 10,000 donation from Medline for the hospital's breast cancer charity of choice.

Bristol Breast Care Centre in Bristol, United Kingdom receives a EUR 5,000 charitable donation for second place. After two weeks of voting, more than 409,000 votes were cast. 

"Congratulations to La Paz, for an amazing video honoring those diagnosed each year with breast cancer, as well as caregivers, who so passionately care for those battling this disease," said Sue MacInnes, Medline's chief marketing officer. "We also thank our thousands of dancers for reminding those facing cancer that they are not alone. Medline's Pink Glove Dance is a 'movement' in every sense of the word and a unique symbol of strength, joy and life."

The competition was open to the following European countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and Denmark. 

About Medline's Pink Glove Dance Campaign
The original Medline Pink Glove Dance video premiered in the U.S. in 2009 featuring 200 hospital workers wearing Medline's pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer prevention. View original video at http://www.pinkglovedance.com/about/. Today, Pink Glove Videos have received nearly 20 million views on YouTube®, inspiring events worldwide.

About Medline
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the U.S., 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 healthcare company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives worldwide supporting its broad product line and cost management services.

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