Employees, patients and students from the IU Simon Cancer Center, the IU schools of medicine and nursing, and Clarian Health are among the 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from coast to coast starring in the Pink Glove Dance: the Sequel. The sequel is scheduled to premiere Sept. 17 on http://pinkglovedance.com/
A separate video that will feature only those who participated locally will be available in early October. It will be posted on www.youtube.com/iusimoncancercenter and www.pinkglovedance.com.
The original video premiered last November featuring 200 Portland, Ore., hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today the video has more than 11 million views on YouTube and is spawning an endless number of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country.
Produced by Medline Industries Inc., the makers of the pink gloves, the original video was filmed at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and has generated tens of thousands of responses, letters and e-mails from survivors, family, and friends. It has entertained and inspired laughter and, for many, it has evoked memories of their own battle with breast cancer or experiences faced by loved ones.
Medline is donating $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every case sold of its pink gloves. The donations will fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.