Even though this wonderful video has had almost 12 million viewers and has been featured in newspapers and on the news around the country, I had never seen it until today (on Women’s Voices for Change). The Pink Glove Dance was made in Portland, Oregon by Emily Somers and the workers at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as a breast cancer awareness fundraiser to help promote the new Pink Generation gloves manufactured by her employer, Medline, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. Medline donates $1 of every case purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them. I’m sure they had no idea they were creating a phenomenon with this heartwarming video for a great cause. Watch it – it will make you smile!
And here is the sequel they made for 2010, which features 11 hospitals, 3 nursing homes and 5 separate sites where breast cancer survivors danced.