MUNDELEIN, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Get your dancing shoes on, Panama. Medline Industries, Inc., the creator of the international YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance and makers of the pink exam gloves, announced today that Panama will join the United States and Canada in an online competition to find the best Pink Glove Dance video in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. For the past two years, Medline has held a Pink Glove Dance video competition in North America attracting hundreds of videos featuring tens of thousands of participants from doctors, nurses and patients, to students, teachers and firemen. This will be the first year Panama will participate in the competition.
"The Pink Glove Dance has truly become an international movement so it's a natural extension of the competition to include Panama," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "The Pink Glove Dance videos have become more than fun music videos, they have inspired a special group of passionate caregivers, health care workers, students, firefighters -- people from all areas of the public -- to show their support in fun, creative ways for those afflicted with this terrible disease."
The winning video, as selected by online public voting, will receive a US$25,000 donation in their name from Medline to the breast cancer charity of their choice. Second place will receive US$5,000 and third place US$2,000.
The competition starts July 1 and is open to any person or organization who wants to produce and submit their own Pink Glove Dance video. Video submissions will be posted on the competition's website www.pinkglovedance.com beginning October 25, which is when the public can begin voting for their favorite video. Winners will be announced November 15. For more information on the competition, go to www.pinkglovedance.com.
About The Pink Glove Dance Video
The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in the United States in November 2009 and featured 200 hospital workers wearing Medline's pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Click here to view the original video http://pinkglovedance.com/videos/original-pink-glove-dance. Today, the original video has almost 14 million views on YouTube® and has been the inspiration for hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events worldwide.
For the past two years, Medline has held a national competition to find the best video in North America. Last year, the competition attracted 275 entries and more than 80,000 people in 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Medline, a worldwide leader in manufacturing exam gloves and other medical supplies, began making pink gloves as an extension of its ongoing company-wide campaign to create awareness for breast cancer prevention.
Medline is donating a portion of the proceeds from each sale of the Generation Pink® gloves and other Medline pink branded products to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Since 2005, Medline has committed more than US$1.2 million to the NBCF to help fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them, as well as other educational and prevention resources.
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the United States, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline is a leading global health care company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout the world. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
Panama Media Contact
Paola Mejias Alvarado
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