Spring Hill, Florida (August 13, 2014) – Cancer survivor Kasey Kupcik recently sky dived to be featured in Horizon Homecare’s entry into the Medline® PINK GLOVE DANCE® VIDEO COMPETITION.
A year ago, 19 year old Kasey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On August 6 after a full year of treatment at All Children’s Hospital, Kasey was diagnosed to be cancer free.
Kasey begins class on August 25 at FSU where she will continue her studies in Information Communications Technology. She graduated from Central High School in May 2013 with her high school diploma and an AA degree from PHSC. One week before leaving for Florida State University she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Kasey made local headlines over the last few years – once for her achievement of being elected Florida president of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). Then, her battle with cancer became viral over the Internet and she again drew media attention when her former classmates came together to support her in her fight.
Horizon Home Health Care will be competing in 2014 in the Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition with the goal of winning a $15,000 donation to a breast cancer charity and winning international social media attention. The video will feature participants wearing pink-colored exam gloves to celebrate for hope for a cure through the joy of dancing and honor all those affected by the disease. As part of the competition Horizon Home Health Care also has a goal of raising more than $2,000 for My Hope Chest.
Kasey is the featured cancer survivor to sky dive in the video. Kasey says the experience was incredible. “I was surprised that I was cool and never thought twice about jumping,” said Kasey. Kasey actually jumped with her sister Taylor. They jumped from 11,000 feet in tandem with flight instructors with a free fall of about 30 seconds. “Having been declared cancer free Kasey now feels invincible and feels she can do anything and probably will!” said Jeannine Kupcik, her mom. The family says they were brought to tears to see the joy in her face as she descended.
All videos will be posted on pinkglovedance.com beginning September 9 where the public can go online to vote for their favorite video. Winners will be announced on October 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.
Kasey Kupcik is the daughter of Jeannine and Tom Kupcik, two of the owners of Sir Speedy of Spring Hill.
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
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.