In June, GBMC filmed a video for the national Pink Glove Dance contest, sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc. Held in the spirit of providing breast cancer education, resources and increasing awareness, the contest requires participants to create a 90-second video that features people dancing while wearing Medline’s pink surgical gloves. Hundreds of GBMC staff, physicians, patients, survivors and supporters turned out for several dance rehearsals and video shoots, culminating with the formation of a human breast cancer ribbon near the hospital’s main entrance and a group dance session. The prize at stake? Thousands of dollars donated to GBMC’s community partner organization, The Red Devils, which provides a variety of daily needs services to breast cancer patients and their families in Maryland.
The Pink Glove Dance Committee and Marketing Department are thrilled to announce that, despite a very close race, GBMC’s video took top honors in the “Standalone Healthcare Provider” category, amassing nearly 27,000 votes! GBMC also came in fourth place overall, a significant achievement given the size of the competition. Thanks to everyone who participated in and supported the GBMC video! The experience of rallying so many people together for a cause was not only satisfying, but joyful and energizing! It became an uplifting celebration of life among those who dedicate themselves to caring for others and those who need that care.
On October 2, 2014, a representative from Medline and GBMC presented the award check to Jan Wilson, Executive Director of The Red Devils. "The Red Devils is honored to have been chosen by GBMC as the beneficiary of its winning efforts. This $10,000 gift means we will be able to make an immediate impact on the lives of nearly 40 families living with breast cancer at a time of year when they turn to us the most to assist with transportation, family support and medical expenses. We truly are grateful to GBMC and to everyone who voted."