Lexington Medical Center wins Pink Glove contest second year in a row | Community Spirit
After winning the 2011 competition, Lexington Medical Center has won the Pink Glove contest for the second year in a row.
The hospital beat out more than 260 other entries from the United Stated and Canada, with nearly 15,000 votes.
“Lexington Medical Center is honored to be selected as the Pink Glove Dance winner for 2012,” said Mark Shelly, LMC Director of Marketing and Pink Glove Dance coordinator. “It’s our privilege and responsibility to raise awareness about a devastating disease that millions of women are diagnosed with each year.”
This year’s video featured the compelling story of a Lexington Medical Center nurse named Amy Kinard, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of the 34.
“It’s more than a video contest,” Shelley added. “It’s a show of support for everyone in our community who has cancer.”
Over 1000 employees participated in the video that was shot at the hospital and around the surrounding community.
In a high energy atmosphere, employees featuring breast cancer survivors, danced to the Katy Perry song “Part of Me” while wearing pink gloves.
The video received 63,000 YouTube views.
On Friday, representatives from Medline Industries, sponsors of the video competition, presented Lexington Medical Center with a $10,000 first place prize for a breast cancer charity.
The hospital donated the prize to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.