October 29, 2013
Blacksburg, VA, October, 2013 – After placing fourth in the Pink Glove Dance Competition in 2011, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is once again asking for the public’s support to win the national contest aimed at raising money for breast cancer awareness and research.
“Making the video gave us the opportunity to expand our community participation this year,” said Amy Woods, Director of Surgical Services. “We had more than 350 participants and had a great time making the video.”
To create the video the hospital enlisted the help of Virginia Tech students, the Marching Virginians, a local elementary school, EMS providers and local police departments. Caitlin Burton, the former president of Dance Company of Virginia Tech, choreographed the dance moves and developed the vision for the video. A portion of the video was also filmed at the Virginia Tech track. The participants danced to, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction.
“Our video is both moving and inspiring,” said Chief Nursing Officer Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN. “It serves as a tribute to not only our employees who have been touched by breast cancer, but so many others in the community we serve.”
The video with the most votes wins $25,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity. LewisGale Hospital Montgomery has designated the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation as its charity. More than 100 hospitals, nursing homes and schools from the United States and Canada have entered. LewisGale is the only hospital competing from southwest Virginia.
“By supporting the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation we hope to save more lives through early detection,” said Alan Fabian, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.
The public can watch the video and vote here. Voting ends November 8. Each person can vote once per video per day.