MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - October 25, 2013) - For the past three months, more than 80,000 healthcare professionals and breast cancer survivors across North and Central America and around the world have been hard at work choreographing their pink glove dances in the fight against breast cancer through the third annual Medline Pink Glove Dance Video competition. Now through November 8, 2013, all people are invited to join in the effort by voting for their favorite pink glove dance at www.pinkglovedance.com. This will be the first year Panama is joining the competition.
"The Medline Pink Glove Dance is an international breast cancer awareness movement that gives people affected by the disease a reason to smile and get silly, while saving lives," said Sue MacInnes, co-founder of the Pink Glove Dance and chief marketing officer of Medline, a leading supplier of medical supplies and maker of the pink exam gloves. "It's infectious, it's fun and it's sparking important conversations about breast cancer education and prevention."
Every vote supports fund-raising efforts at both the local and national levels. To date, Medline has donated more than US$1.2 million to help fund mammograms for women who cannot afford them. Additionally, this year's participants collectively raised nearly US$1 million for local breast cancer charities.
Three winners will be announced on Nov. 15, with the winning video receiving a US$25,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice; second place will receive US$10,000 and third place US$5,000.
History of the Pink Glove Dance
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 the video has nearly 14 million views on YouTube®.
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 agencies and providers, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.