SOURCE: Medline


October 25, 2013 02:00 ET

Vote for Europe's Favorite Pink Glove Dance Video Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - October 25, 2013) - For the past three months, more than 80,000 healthcare professionals and breast cancer survivors across Europe and around the world have been hard at work choreographing their pink glove dances in the fight against breast cancer through the 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 The competition began in 2011 in the United States and Canada and this is the first year that Europe is having its own competition making the Pink Glove Dance a truly global movement. 

"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 at 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 fund mammograms for women who cannot afford them. Additionally, this year's participants collectively raised nearly US$1 million for local breast cancer charities. 

The winners will be announced November 15. The winning videos will receive a EUR 10,000 (1st prize) and EUR 5,000 (2nd prize) donation respectively in their names from Medline to the breast cancer charity of their choice.

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®.

The participating European countries include: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and Denmark.

About Medline
Based 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 is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the United States serving the entire continuum of care. 

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