How One Vote Can Help Make a Difference for Breast Cancer Patients and Charities

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Voting period officially open for the 2016 Medline Pink Glove Dance
video competition

MUNDELEIN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Medline
Pink Glove Dance video competition
is the only breast cancer
awareness campaign to unite thousands of healthcare professionals,
breast cancer patients, survivors and communities – all through the joy
of dancing. Each year, participants film a 90 second dance video while
sporting pink exam gloves and raise money for their breast cancer
charity of choice. From 12 p.m. CDT on Sept. 12 through 5 p.m. CDT on
Sept. 23, Medline is encouraging the public to vote for their favorite
Pink Glove Dance video and help determine which breast cancer related
charities will receive a donation on behalf of the winning teams.


“What began as an effort to win a video contest and bring awareness to
breast cancer became so much more throughout the event. Our team came
together in recognition of those we have lost and the many breast cancer
survivors we work alongside every day,” said Mark Nix, President and CEO
of Infirmary Health in Mobile, Ala., the grand prize winner of the 2015
Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition. “I encourage everyone to
vote for their favorite video. It is critical in ensuring the breast
cancer charities receive the necessary donations to continue their
efforts of bringing awareness to breast cancer.”

During the voting period, the public can visit the Pink Glove Dance
website and vote for their favorite video. Winning videos will be
announced Sept. 30 and are chosen based on the number of votes in each
of the following categories: 1) Small-Bed; 2) Large-Bed; 3)
Non-Healthcare Organization (e.g., non-profit or for-profit business,
club, or other non-healthcare organization). A total of $57,500 is up
for grabs:

  • The video with the most votes among all the categories will be named
    the grand prize winner and receive $15,000 from Medline for a
    designated breast cancer charity of their choice
  • First place in each category will receive a $10,000 donation
  • Second place in each category will receive a $5,000 donation
  • Third place in each category will receive a $2,500 donation

Since the competition’s launch six years ago, $1.4 million has been
raised for nearly 200 breast cancer charities nationwide. Here is how a
few of the charities used their donation on behalf of the winners of the
2015 Pink Glove Dance video competition:

American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division

A $15,000 donation from Medline on behalf of grand prize winner
Infirmary Health helped provide new wigs to female breast cancer
patients and fund programs such as Look Good Feel Better, which helps
women cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment,
and Road to Recovery, a free transportation program to help take
patients to and from treatment. Additionally, the donation helped launch ASC.MyLifeLine.org,
an online support community for cancer patients.

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS)

A $2,500 donation from Medline on behalf of the Sonoma West Medical
Foundation helped fund an in-person support group in the Marin County,
Calif. area. Scholarships were also provided for six women to attend a
Cancer Help Program through Commonweal, as well as scholarships to four
women, all with metastatic cancer and with young children, to attend a
writing and grief workshop.

“It is our goal to ensure that women in the San Francisco Bay Area going
through cancer are not alone and can thrive despite their illness. As an
all-volunteer organization, we simply wouldn’t be able to do the work
that we do without funding from sources like The Medline Pink Glove
Dance,” said Meaghan Calcari Campbell, president of Bay
Area Young Survivors
.

Breast Cancer Resource Center at YWCA of
Princeton, N.J.

The University Medical Center of Princeton’s win resulted in a $5,000
donation to the YWCA Princeton’s Breast
Cancer Resource Center (BCRC)
where funds helped provide direct
services to breast cancer survivors, from wigs and prostheses, to
nutrition and fitness.

Voting is open to anyone in the United States, Canada and Panama. Visit http://www.pinkglovedance.com/
to watch the 2016 Pink Glove Dance videos, vote or learn more about the
competition.

To view a compilation video of the 2016 submissions, visit https://vimeo.com/182414631.

About The Medline Pink Glove Dance Campaign

Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from
green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company’s unique breast
cancer education campaign. The introduction of pink gloves helps take
the scary out of detection exams and remind nurses about the importance
of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their
patients. A few years later, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video
competition, bringing together 250,000 healthcare professionals,
patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who
have been affected by the disease – all through the joy of dancing. More
than 17 million YouTube® views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance
competition has inspired nearly 1,000 dance videos and raised $1.4
million for breast cancer charities nationwide. In addition, Medline has
donated $1.7 MM to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in
support of their mission to save lives through early detection and free
mammograms for women in need.

About Medline

Medline
is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry
with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve
both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill.,
the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through
more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of
contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information
on Medline, go to www.medline.com
or http://www.medline.com/social-media
to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

Contacts

Medline Industries, Inc.
Stacy Rubenstein, 847-949-2286
srubenstein@medline.com