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Format: 04/25/2014
Format: 04/25/2014


Forbes Regional Hospital Employees do the “Pink Glove Dance” to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Give Your Love to the Glove and Vote for Monroeville Hospital in National Competition

MONROEVILLE – The original “Pink Glove Dance” video, a rousing dance video routine featuring Oregon hospital employees wearing pink gloves to raise breast cancer awareness, was a huge YouTube sensation with more than 13 million views. Now a local hospital has jumped in on the fun.

Because of the positive response to the video, Medline, which produced the original video, decided to sponsor a national competition.

Forbes in Monroeville produced a video for the competition, and it features some fancy dancing as well as choreography, to the tune of “You Won’t Walk Alone,” by Best Day Ever.

The top three contestants will win cash prizes for donation to the breast cancer charity of their choice. The videos are online at www.pinkglovedance.com, and the public can vote at that time (a Facebook account is required.) To go directly to Forbes’ video, visit http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-66?rel=shrt

Forbes Hospital in Monroeville is one of about 120 hospitals nationwide competing for the best “Pink Glove Dance” video. Employees from every department in the hospital participated.

The winning group will receive $10,000 to donate toward the cancer charity of its choice. The second-place vote-getter will receive $5,000 and third place, $2,000.

Forbes Hospital has cared for breast cancer patients in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh for the past 33 years, providing treatment, imaging and support. The Forbes group is dancing to benefit the Forbes Health Foundation.

“We chose to participate in the Pink Glove Dance to show out patients that no matter where they are on the spectrum of being a breast cancer survivor, our employees continue to be amazed by their strength,” said Karen Schwaderer, RN, BSN, OCN, Coordinator, Breast Program, Forbes Hospital. “We hope for their recovery, support them in their time of need, applaud their victories and stand by them in this life journey.”


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