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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423
karl.sisson@wcahospital.org

Community Invited to Strider Field Tuesday Evening to Film Pink Glove Dance


WCA Hospital
Everyone who participates in the filming of ‘The Pink Glove Dance” on Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Strider Field will don a pair of pink gloves to raise awareness for breast cancer and pay tribute to the courage of those who have battled breast cancer.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, September 24, 2012) – WCA Hospital and LINKS Charity are calling on all ages from our community to join them for the filming of "The Pink Glove Dance" finale tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 25th) from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Strider Field (next to Jefferson Middle School, 195 Martin Road, Jamestown). Participants will be taught some simple, yet fun dances while listening to Katy Perry's hit single “Part of Me” that will be incorporated into a video that raises awareness for breast cancer and pays tribute to those who have battled breast cancer. The video's grand finale will cap segments recently filmed of six local breast cancer survivors and will also feature the Jamestown High School Marching Band.

The Pink Glove Dance is a video competition sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the pink gloves and producer of the original Pink Glove video. Everyone will receive pink gloves from Medline to wear during the dance.

As part of the Pink Glove Dance 2012 Competition, our community's video will be posted on-line at PinkGloveDance.com on October 12th along with the videos of the other participants from across the nation to be viewed by the public. Viewers can vote on their favorite video. The top three winners will receive a donation to the breast cancer charity of their choice. First place is $10,000, second place is $5,000 and third place is $2,000. The charity supported by our community will be the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

WCA Hospital and LINKS Charity would love to highlight as many breast cancer survivors as possible in the video. Breast cancer survivors are asked to wear a pink shirt and all others in the video are asked to wear a plain white shirt.

WHAT:            Grand finale of Pink Glove Dance video organized by WCA Hospital & LINKS Charity
WHEN:            Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:          Strider Field (next to Jefferson Middle School, 195 Martin Road, Jamestown, NY)
COST:             Free. No preregistration required, but a waiver must be signed by all participants.
ATTIRE:          Breast cancer survivors wear pink shirts, all others wear white shirts. Pink exam gloves to be provided.
VOTING:        Vote for video on-line at PinkGloveDance.com between October 12 – 26

LINKS Pink Walk
Our community’s Pink Glove Dance will be premiered at the 2nd annual LINKS Pink Walk: A Celebration of Courage on Saturday, October 6th, the Chautauqua Mall. The LINKS Pink Walk festivities will begin in the Mall Food Court at 10:00 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., WCA will pay special tribute to the courage of breast cancer survivors, which includes the first public showing of the Pink Glove Dance video. At 11:00 a.m., the walk will begin led by breast cancer survivors and all walkers will be carrying the LINKS Tribute Chain. Walkers are encouraged to pre-register and join a team on-line at FirstGiving.com/wca/2012-LINKS-Pink-Walk.

History of the Pink Glove Dance
Three years ago, when Medline produced the original Pink Glove Dance video to raise breast cancer awareness, little did they know that it would take on a life of its own. The video has since generated more 13.6 million views on YouTube and inspired countless pink glove dance videos and events around the world. The response to the original video from the healthcare community, survivors and family members of survivors was overwhelming and heartwarming.

As a result, in 2010 Medline created a sequel featuring more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to New York’s Times Square and many sites in between. Last year, with continued large interest in the videos and the campaign, Medline hosted its first online nationwide competition to find the best Pink Glove Dance video. The competition featured 139 videos from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The competition quickly became a national social media phenomenon with the videos receiving more than 1.2 million views, a half a million votes and thousands of tweets, blogs and texts. Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C., won first place with 61,054 votes. This year, Medline is holding the second annual national Pink Glove Dance video competition.

To learn more about our community’s Pink Glove Dance or the LINKS Pink Walk, please call the WCA Office of Development at (716) 664-8423 or visit www.WCAHospital.org.

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