MUNDELEIN, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 -- Raising awareness for early detection of breast cancer has a new tune -- literally. Medline Industries, Inc., the creators of the international YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance® and makers of the pink exam gloves, today officially launched the 2013 Pink Glove Dance video competition. This is the third year of the competition, which includes the United States, Canada and now Panama, which is new to this year's contest.
To register for the competition and for complete rules, go to www.pinkglovedance.com. The winners will be announced November 15 and will be selected by online public voting. The winning team will receive a US$25,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice. Second place will receive US$5,000 and third place US$2,000.
"We can't wait to see the videos," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "The Pink Glove Dance is such a unique campaign for breast cancer awareness that encourages people from all walks of life to participate. We're especially excited because this year's competition has been expanded to Panama and other countries around the world making it a truly global movement."
In addition to Panama, new this year is a separate competition for Western European countries, including: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and Denmark. Additionally, separate competitions are also being held in New Zealand and in Australia.
About The Pink Glove Dance Video
The original Medline Pink Glove Dance video premiered in the United States in November 2009 featuring 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. 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 is donating a portion of each sale of the pink gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.
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 Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
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