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October 12, 2012

Think Pink Glove


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Anne VanBenschoten, the Briody director of admissions who stepped into the role of film editor, said the team just sort of winged it.

“We are not professionals; we tried to put a more humorous slant to it,” she said. “We’re nurses ... we did the best we could.”

Medline, a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies including “Generation Pink” medical gloves, is hosting a second, online Pink Glove Dance Video contest as a fund-raiser for breast cancer charities. Groups and individuals nationwide have submitted dance videos, all featuring the pink medical gloves, and over the next two weeks viewers can pick their favorites. On Nov. 2, Medline will announce which three received the most votes, and the producers will win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,000 to donate to the charity of their choosing.

About 300 groups or individuals submitted entries in the 2012 contest, more than twice as many as entered the first contest, according to Briody Director of Nursing Nancy Babis.

Adding to the challenge, the contest rules require votes be cast from Facebook accounts only — and prohibit voters from casting more than one vote for the same video. The onus is on Briody video producers and supporters to enlist as many voters as possible.

“If every person in this community tells five people (to vote), I’m confident we can do this,” Babis said. “If you’ve been reluctant to join Facebook, please join just for the next two weeks, just to get us through this.”

“Can you have more than one Facebook account? Probably,” she added, mischievously.

To vote for Briody’s Pink Glove Dance Video, go to www.facebook.com/medlinebreast cancerawareness; or go to www.pinkglovedance.com (where you’ll be redirected to Facebook).

The contest is ongoing through Oct. 28. Winners will be announced Nov. 2 at www.pinkglovedance.com.

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