MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Not since the likes of Fame, Flashdance or Fred Astaire has the Chicago area seen such dancing talent as is showcased in Loyola University Health System’s new Pink Glove Dance video. This video is part of the Pink Glove Dance phenomenon that is sweeping the nation.
Loyola and several other hospitals have entered an online competition to find the hospital with the best video. The goal of the competition is to raise awareness for breast cancer. The winner, which will be announced Friday, Oct. 28, will receive $10,000 for a breast cancer charity of their choice. To vote for Loyola’s video visit: http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-38 through Friday, Oct. 21. Voters must “Like” the video on Facebook to cast their vote.
“Loyola employees were thrilled to be a part of the Pink Glove Dance craze,” said Jackie Kareb, MS, RN, nurse manager, Department of Home Care and Hospice at Loyola. “They had fun dancing for a good cause to get more people talking about breast cancer.”
Loyola nurses, physicians, breast cancer researchers and staff from across the health system came together to choreograph and rehearse before filming and submitting the video at the end of September.
If Loyola is selected as the winner, the organization will put the funding toward breast cancer research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Oncology Institute.
The Oncology Institute supports basic science research in cancer and provides the structure to coordinate and integrate a truly multidisciplinary approach to cancer research and clinical care.
The Pink Glove Dance movement began two years ago when the original video was produced by a selection of hospitals across the country. That video has generated more than 13 million views on YouTube and has inspired a sequel along with countless other Pink Glove Dance videos across the country.