In just a few short weeks, more than 230 hospitals, nursing
homes, schools, breast cancer support groups and other
community organizations have already signed up to enter
Medline Industries, Inc.'s second annual national Pink
Glove Dance video competition in support of breast cancer
awareness and prevention. Now they will have the option of
dancing to Katy Perry's hit song "Part of Me" in their
videos. Her song joins Cascada's "Evacuate the Dance
Floor," Jay Sean's "Down," Martina McBride's "This One's
for the Girls," and several others as the official songs of
the competition from which contestants can choose to
feature in their own Pink Glove Dance videos.
To register for the competition and for complete rules, go
The deadline for submissions is September 28, 2012.
All videos will be posted on www.pinkglovedance.com
beginning October 12 where the public can go online to vote
for their favorite video. The winners will be announced
November 2, with the winning team receiving a $10,000
donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of
their choice. The second place winner will receive $5,000
and the third place winner will receive a $2,000 donation.
"We're very excited that the Pink Glove Dance has the
support from some of the most popular entertainers in the
world today," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "In
just a few weeks since announcing the competition, we now
have almost twice as many participants than all of last
year. And the more participants, the better chance our
message of hope and support will reach those impacted by
A year ago, Katy Perry's hit song "Firework" was featured
in the winning Pink Glove Dance video submitted by
Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C. The medical
center won with 61,054 votes - more than four times the
population of their entire city of West Columbia (14,061).
Medline, the creators of the YouTube® sensation Pink Glove
Dance and makers of the pink exam gloves, sponsored the
first Pink Glove Dance video competition last year in which
139 organizations from 40 states and Canada participated.
In all, more than 17,000 people were featured in the
videos, which are all available for viewing at pinkglovedance.com. The
competition quickly became a national social media
phenomenon with the videos
receiving more than 1.2 million views, a half a million
votes and thousands of tweets, blogs and texts.
History of the Pink Glove Dance
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 more than
13.6 million views on YouTube® and has inspired hundreds of
pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events
across the country. Because of the overwhelming response to
the original video, a sequel was produced in October 2010
featuring 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer
survivors throughout North America.
"Gloves are the first point of contact between the health
care worker and the patient," said Mills. "As a way to
extend our breast cancer awareness campaign, we developed a
line of pink gloves called Generation Pink®, with the aim
of getting people to talk about breast cancer."
Medline is donating a portion of each sale of the pink
gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To
date, Medline has donated more than $1 million to the NBCF
to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and
distributor of healthcare products, Medline manufactures
and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals,
extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician
offices and home care dealers. Recently named one of the
"100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," 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.
Over the past five years, Medline has been the
fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical
supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to
over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a
leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array
of consulting and management services encompassing the
supply chain and logistics, utilization and
standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting
capabilities and on-staff clinicians.
Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and
distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding,
dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a
variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery
needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation
devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.