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Medline

September 29, 2011 11:31 ET

Online Voting Starts October 3 in Medline's National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition

Hundreds of Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools and Firefighters Compete to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Over the past two months, more than 15,000 people across the country, from healthcare workers and students, to fire fighters and policeman, have danced in pink gloves to star in videos supporting breast cancer awareness as part of Medline Industries, Inc.'s national Pink Glove Dance video competition. Beginning this Monday, October 3, the public can go to www.pinkglovedance.com to view the videos and to cast their ballot to help determine the nation's favorite Pink Glove Dance.

The national competition, sponsored by Medline -- the creator of the YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance and makers of the pink gloves -- includes more than 200 submissions from around the United States and Canada, with organizations from at least 40 states participating.

Voting runs from October 3 through October 21, with three winners announced on October 28. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice. Voters are required to have a Facebook® account in order to register their votes.

"The response to the competition has been tremendous. Ever since Medline introduced the first Pink Glove Dance video two years ago, we've been inundated with calls, emails and letters from organizations across the country asking how they can get involved," said Sue MacInnes, Medline's chief marketing officer. "This new competition is in response to this overwhelming demand. This is more than just a campaign. Pink Glove is truly a movement, in every sense of the word."

For every case of Medline's Generation Pink® gloves purchased, Medline will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund free mammograms for underserved women. To date, Medline has donated more than $800,000 to the NBCF.

About Medline's Pink Glove Dance Campaign
One part of Medline's national breast cancer awareness program, the original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 Portland, Ore. hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today, that original video has more than 13 million views on YouTube® and has been the inspiration for hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country. A sequel was produced last October featuring 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors throughout North America.

About Medline
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, Medline is focused on helping to improve the quality of care for patients and residents. Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline's corporate mission to help save lives through the early detection of breast cancer. (Visit www.medline.com/breast-cancer-awareness for details). Based in Mundelein, Ill., Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets.

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