Thursday, August 21, 2014

Support GBMC's Pink Glove Dance Video!

We Need Your Help!

You may have heard the buzz about GBMC’s participation in the Pink Glove Dance Contest. Well, it’s not over yet! We’re less than three weeks away from the start of voting and the opportunity to win up to $15,000 for a local non-profit that works to help breast cancer patients and their families!

What Is It?
The Pink Glove Dance, sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., is a nationwide contest aimed at helping support breast cancer awareness and education. Each participant submitted a 90-second video, which had to be set to certain music and feature people dancing and having fun while wearing pink medical gloves. GBMC’s video, filmed in June, includes approximately 400 individuals—comprised of community members, GBMC employees and volunteers, patients, cancer survivors and their families. People took time out of their schedules to join us in a choreographed dance to the song “Overcomer” by Mandisa. At the end of the dance, the group formed a giant pink human ribbon, signifying breast cancer awareness and celebration of survivorship.

Why is GBMC Participating?
GBMC entered the contest this year to further its continuous efforts of raising breast cancer awareness while promoting education on prevention and treatment. If GBMC wins, we will also have the honor of presenting the $15,000 grand prize to The Red Devils, a Baltimore-based organization whose mission is to fund services like transportation to treatment, assistance with meals and groceries and arrangement of house cleaning services, which improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families. 

What’s Next?
Now that production of the video is complete and it has been submitted, we need YOU! It’s time to spread the word and get everyone you know committed to voting once a day throughout the duration of the voting period, beginning on September 9, 2014! Structured as a bracketed system, the first round of voting ends on September 16. If we make it through this first round, we’ll need even more votes the following week to push us through to the finals. Final voting ends on September 23 with winners announced on October 2, 2014. 

Here’s what you can do right now: visit our new website and sign up to receive updates and voting information by email. Encourage your friends and family to sign up, too! We'll be releasing exclusive content on the site during the next few weeks, so sign up today be among the first to view behind the scenes photos from the filming and more! 

We can’t wait to share the video with you! 

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