Clear Lake Regional Medical Center enters Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition and now needs your vote

Winning video in national competition receives $15,000 donation to breast cancer charity of their choice

Webster, TX – Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has officially entered the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a $15,000 donation to Pampered Pink and international social media attention.  The filming may be over but these dedicated dancers need your vote!

The Medline Pink Glove Dance is the only campaign of its kind to bring together nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure.  It’s also the only competition to honor all who’ve been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing.

The fun and creative video features Clear Lake Regional Medical Center staff and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church members dancing to “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. The dancers are all wearing pink-colored exam gloves to support breast cancer prevention and to let those facing the disease know they are not alone.

“To think that we came together to make this video a reality is truly amazing,” said Denise Bacon, Director of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Breast Diagnostic Center. “Our video is a meaningful and memorable way to remember, honor and support those dealing with breast cancer and we’re so excited to be part of this movement again this year.”

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center partnered with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to create their video. Together, they have raised over $10,000 for those in Houston’s Bay Area who need financial support while underdoing breast cancer treatments. Their video features current breast cancer patients and survivors celebrating the day they learned they were cancer free. To see the video and other entrants, visit www.pinkglovedance.com.

To see Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s video, visit http://www.pinkglovedance.com/videos/2014-video-contest/standalone-healthcare-provider/clear-lake-regional-medical-center/, vote and share. Voting starts today and runs through Sept. 23. The winners will be announced Oct. 2. 

"The passion and energy displayed by the thousands of participants is infectious and inspiring. They are all helping to make Medline's Pink Glove Dance a 'movement' in every sense of the word,” said Andy Mills, president of Medline.

History of Medline’s Pink Glove Dance

Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink and launched an aggressive breast cancer education campaign to help take the scary out of detection exams and remind nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their patients.  A few years later, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition, bringing together nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who have been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing.  More than 20 million YouTube® views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired more than 1,000 dance videos and raised nearly  $2.5 million for breast cancer prevention and free mammograms for women in need through the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other charitable organizations across the country.  

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,500 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 12 hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, which provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, Medline is focused on helping to improve the quality of care for patients and residents. Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline’s corporate mission to help save lives through the early detection of breast cancer. Based in Mundelein, Ill., Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, physician offices, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets.  Learn more at www.medline.com.