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Byron Health Center And Breast Diagnostic Center To Film 2016 Medline Pink Glove Dance Video At Family Fun Night

Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center have officially entered the 2016 Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition for a chance to win a $15,000 donation to Francine’s Friends mobile mammography and international social media attention. The video filming starts on Monday, June 27th, during the June Family Fun Night at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. 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 over breast cancer. It’s also the only competition to honor all who’ve been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing. Byron Health Center has again partnered with Breast Diagnostic Center to create the video. Together, over the past three years, they have raised over $7,500 for Francine’s Friends mobile mammography.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. inside the Eakin Family Room with viewing the past two years’ Pink Glove Dance video entries to get an idea about the filming process. Next in line will be to view the official music video of this year’s chosen song to dance to: Andy Grammer’s Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah). Then the crowd will move outside to a mini-carnival atmosphere for filming to begin. The mini-carnival will include traditional games like ring toss, corn hole, ladder golf and a spinning prize wheel. There will also be a bounce house and even a dunk tank for everyone to enjoy.

The fun and creative video will remind everyone that it’s good to be alive, even in facing this terrible disease. The dancers will all be wearing pink-colored exam gloves to support breast cancer testing and prevention and to let those facing the disease know they are not alone. Residents and staff from Byron Health Center as well as staff members of Fort Wayne Radiology and Breast Diagnostic Center will add their pink glove dancing to the video. Clay Stahlka will film and edit the video this year.

“We are so excited to be part of this movement!” said Deb Lambert, CEO of Byron Health Center. “Our video is a meaningful and memorable way to let everyone know how Francine’s Friends mobile mammography helps keep the people in the area safe and sound knowing that early detection is the best prevention as well as to honor and support those dealing with breast cancer.”

Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center encourage everyone to vote for their video starting September 12th. Please visit: , search for the video, vote and share. You can then vote daily, once per each valid email address. Voting runs through September 23rd. The winners will be announced on September 30th.

"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.

Byron Health Center, Breast Diagnostic Center and Francine’s Friends mobile mammography would like to thank all those that make the filming possible for their unrelenting support of the project.

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.