Dancers join thousands of nurses, communities, and survivors nationwide to
raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and prevention
Springhill, FL July 7th, 2014 – Horizon Homecare will be competing in the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition with the goal of winning a $15,000 donation to a breast cancer charity and international social media attention. The video will feature participants wearing pink-colored exam gloves to celebrate hope for a cure through the joy of dancing and honor all those affected by the disease. As part of the competition, Horizon Homecare also has a goal of raising more than $2,000 for My Hope Chest
“Putting this video together for the Medline Pink Glove Dance has been a labor of love for all of us and we are so excited to participate in this national competition,” said Stephanie Henchey.
All videos will be posted on pinkglovedance.com beginning Sept. 9 where the public can go online to vote for their favorite video. The winners will be announced Oct. 2, with the winning team receiving a $15,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice. The second place winner will receive a $5,000 donation.
Last year, Sara Bareilles’ hit song “Brave” was featured in the winning Pink Glove Dance video submitted by Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. The facility received more than 95,000 votes to win the top prize.
About Medline’s Pink Glove Dance Campaign
Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink and launched an aggressive breast cancer education campaign to help 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 nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who have been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing. More than 20 million YouTube® views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired more than 1,000 dance videos and raised nearly $2.5 million for breast cancer prevention and free mammograms for women in need through the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other charitable organizations across the country.
“Everyone has that person in their life who serves as an inspiration,” said Andy Mills, president of Medline. “Through the Medline Pink Glove Dance, we can all send a powerful message to those battling this disease that they are not alone. And we are incredibly proud and moved by all those who dance for this important cause.”
Medline is donating a portion of each sale of the Generation Pink® gloves and other Medline pink branded products to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To date, Medline has donated more than $1.2 million to the NBCF to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.
For more information about the competition, please visit pinkglovedance.com.
About Horizon Homecare
About Horizon HomeCare: Horizon Homecare is locally owned and operated by nurses in your community and offers skilled medical care in the privacy of your own home, which for many people is the ideal setting to recover from illness or injury. Services include Registered Nurses, Medical Social Workers, Dieticians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Horizon Homecare combines compassion and professionalism to offer outstanding care and has been recognized by HomeCare Elite as one of the Top agencies nationwide for the past five years. For additional information regarding our services please call us at (888) 684-3550. Horizon is a Medicare certified agency offering services in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.
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. Based in Mundelein, Illinois, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, physician offices, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. To learn more, visit www.medline.com.
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