ABC News’ Susan Archer reports from New York: Last year, it swept the country – the Pink Glove Dance. Medline Industries, Inc., a medical supply company created a new line of pink hospital gloves. It was intended to remind people to talk about breast cancer and some of the proceeds from the gloves were used to fund mammograms for women who couldn’t afford it. Then Medline and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon teamed up to make the Pink Glove Dance. The video featured more than 200 hospital staffers from Providence St. Vincent wearing the pink gloves and dancing to Jay Sean's song – "Down." Lab technicians, kitchen staffers and surgical teams danced throughout the hospital. Posted on YouTube, the video was an instant hit, inspiring and energizing millions across the country. After an overwhelming national response, the Pink Glove Dance – The Sequel, has been released and along with it the ability to touch more lives with laughter and inspiration. The original Pink Glove Dance has been viewed more than 11 million times with thousands of people sending letters and emails about how touched and moved they were by the hospital’s video. One survivor who appeared in the original video lost her battle with breast cancer this past summer. The family reached out in a moving letter. “That video was such a special thing for Mom," reads the letter, "something so unique and different than anything she would have ever done! After spreading her ashes at the coast, we played the song and danced to it in the parking lot. I think she would’ve enjoyed it.” Many, who have had their lives touch by breast cancer, have gone on to do their own Pink Glove Dances, raising breast cancer awareness in the process. Videos from all different groups spanning all ages, have popped up on YouTube sharing the spirit of the Pink Glove Dance. The sequel features thousands of breast cancer survivors and healthcare workers from across the country. Clinics and hospitals who reached out, wanting to know how they could do their own Pink Glove Dance, dance their hearts out in the sequel. This time, dancers and survivors work it out to a new song – “You Won’t Dance Alone” by the band, Best Day Ever. Visit PINK GLOVE DANCE to view the sequel and learn more. Click here to return to the World News page.
Pink Glove Dance ‘The Sequel’ Continues to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness
Sep 17, 2010 5:31pm