Salem, VA – October 1, 2016 – LewisGale Medical Center participated in the sixth annual Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition, winning third place in the large-bed category of the competition and a $2,500 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of its choice, Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Chapter. Furthermore, as part of the medical center’s fundraising efforts during the competition, an additional $2,000 was raised for the charity.
Determined by public online voting, LewisGale Medical Center received 7,811 votes. “To think that 150 people joined together to make this video a reality is truly inspiring.” said Amy Woods, DNP, RN, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. “We are so grateful to everyone who supported us by voting for our video.”
Entering the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition provided LewisGale Medical Center with an opportunity to raise awareness for those diagnosed with breast cancer. To create the video, 150 people, including staff, fire, police and other community members danced while sporting Medline’s pink exam gloves.
“Congratulations to LewisGale Medical Center for putting together such an amazing video that has grabbed the attention of thousands of people from around the country,” said Sue MacInnes, chief market solutions officer, Medline. “It is Medline’s unified mission to eradicate breast cancer. The Pink Glove Dance competition provides communities with an organized event that supports everyone who’s been touched by breast cancer. LewisGale’s participation has helped make a significant impact in providing breast cancer-related charities with the essential resources they need to carry out education and prevention initiatives.”
Visit www.pinkglovedance.com to view LewisGale Medical Center’s winning video. Congratulations to all who participated!