Infirmary Health wins Pink Glove competition

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Infirmary Health was voted as the grand prize winner of the 2015 Pink Glove Dance Video Competition.

The winner was announced by Medline, who sponsors the competition, which has united dancers nationwide, including healthcare professionals, breast cancer patients and survivors to celebrate and raise awareness for those still fighting all through the joy of dance, according to a press release.

“Winning the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition is a remarkable accomplishment for our organization,” Infirmary Health President and CEO Mark Nix said. “At Infirmary Health, we treat breast cancer patients every day so our participation in this contest is very personal to us. In fact, many of the survivors featured in our video are employees and members of our Infirmary Health family. We are honored to have received such an outpouring of support for our video from local, state, national and even international friends who voted for us.”

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The voting for best dance video is held online. IH received 65,045 votes, and has won a $15,000 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of its choice, the American Cancer Society. The ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.

The winning video captures the journey of a breast cancer patient from entering the hospital, receiving the diagnosis, undergoing treatment to entering remission.

More than 1,000 dancers, including hospital staff at the Atmore Community Hospital, which is under the Infirmary Health system, and community members danced while sporting Medline’s pink exam gloves to celebrate hope for a cure for breast cancer, as well as honoring those who have been affected by the disease.

Additionally, the facility’s fundraising efforts also helped raise $43,000 for the ACS. With the winnings from the competition, $58,000 is being donated to the ACS.

In addition to capturing the grand prize winner title for having the most overall votes, Infirmary Health won first place in the competition’s large-bed category.

There were nine total winners in this year’s Pink Glove Dance video competition throughout three categories – large bed, small bed and non-healthcare. Each winner has received a donation to benefit breast cancer education and prevention initiatives for the charity of their choice.

Visit to watch Infirmary Health’s winning video and to learn more about the charity they selected.