This year, physicians, administrators, nurses, breast cancer survivors and community members from 16 different states donned pink exam gloves and created dance videos for breast cancer awareness. It was part of the sixth annual Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition.
The votes are in and University Medical Center of El Paso is the grand-prize winner. Receiving 18,276 votes, the most votes overall, El Paso’s only not-for-profit, community-owned hospital and health care system has won a $15,000 donation from Medline to Sobreviviendo el Cancer de Seno (Surviving Breast Cancer) Infusion Center. Furthermore, El Paso raised an additional $3,500 for their breast cancer charity of choice to fulfill the competition fundraising requirement.
“Winning the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition is a victory for all of El Paso, especially for the many women in our community affected by breast cancer,” said Jacob Cintron, President and CEO of University Medical Center of El Paso. “From inception to completion of our video, volunteer support from throughout our hospital and community poured in to create a message of hope and encouragement. We are confident there will come a day when a cure will be found and contests such as these will not be needed. Until then, however, we are honored to have taken another step toward that eventual victory through this wonderful and generous contest.”
Visit www.pinkglovedance.com to view this year’s winning videos.