Bellin Health enters pink glove dance video contest

Winning video to receive $15,000 donation for breast cancer charity

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health recently entered the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition, positioning the Green Bay-based health system for a shot at a $15,000 donation to benefit the Ribbon of Hope Foundation, a local breast cancer awareness organization.

The annual dance video competition uses the joy of dance to honor those affected by breast cancer. Participants submit a music video featuring breast cancer survivors, medical staff, physicians and others dancing. The dancers wear pink gloves in support of breast cancer awareness and the hope of a cure.

Bellin’s dance video submission, created in partnership with the Green Bay Packers, features local cancer survivors in pink exam gloves performing activities highlighting what it means to defeat cancer. Survivors are filmed enjoying simple pleasures, such as riding a bike and playing catch, along with the thrills of zip-lining and riding the Zippin Pippin rollercoaster. The video also features a number of current Green Bay Packers players including Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy, Randall Cobb, B.J. Raji, A.J. Hawk, Datone Jones, and former Green Bay Packers player Ahman Green.

Fans can vote for their favorite video once per day at beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9 through Tuesday, Sept. 23. Contest winners will be announced Thursday, Oct. 2.

“It’s inspiring that more than 200 people gave their time and energy to make this video a reality,” said Jody Wilmet, vice president of Bellin’s cancer center. “Our video is a meaningful and memorable way to honor and support those dealing with breast cancer. We’re excited to be part of this movement and hope that our video earns your votes.”

Since its inception in 2009, the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition has drawn participation from nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities.

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