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CBH to hold pink glove dance
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HOISINGTON — It started with one hospital in Portland, Ore. showing their support for breast cancer awareness.

Now it has grown into a national phenomenon spreading across the nation and Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington wants to involve the community in its own Pink Glove Dance video 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 on the front lawn of the hospital. The original "Pink Glove Dance" video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention.

Clara Barton Hospital employees are taking to hospital floors in their departments over the next few weeks and dancing with "pink gloves" in preparation for their own rendition of the Pink Glove Dance in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Clara Barton Hospital purchased their pink gloves from Medline Industries, the creator of the YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance. Medline is donating a portion of each sale of the pink gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, Medline has donated more than $800,000 to the NBCF to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.

The community is invited to be part of Clara Barton Hospital’s Pink Glove finale, on Sept. 8. Scott Glassman, the hospital’s IT director will video tape all who gather on the front lawn of the Hospital for inclusion in the "Pink Glove Dance" video. Participants are encouraged to wear a pink shirt. Pink gloves will be provided.

Community members will help form a "Big" Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon on the hospital lawn, explains Jane Schepmann, chief nursing officer at Clara Barton Hospital.

"This project has been a great team building exercise for our employees and has allowed us to rally behind a cause that we believe in", said Schepmann. The hospital plans to submit their video production to the National Medline Pink Glove Contest for consideration and public vote. The winner will be announced on or about Oct. 28.

In addition, the video will be played during the Community Harvest of Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Hoisington Activity Center. For additional information call 620-653-2114.