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Pink Glove Dance Video Competition Voting Quickly Approaching

Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center have officially entered the 2016 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a $15,000 donation and international social media attention for Francine’s Friends mobile mammography. Now your vote is needed!

Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center encourage everyone to vote for their video starting Monday, 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 September 30th.

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. It’s also the only competition to honor all who’ve been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing.

The fun and creative video reminding everyone that early detection is the best prevention features participants dancing to the song Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer and was filmed at Byron Health Center by local videographer Clay Stahlka. The dancers are all wearing pink-colored exam gloves to support breast cancer 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 also added their pink glove dancing to the video. The video features Byron Health Center CEO Deb Lambert, who is herself a two-time breast cancer survivor.

“We are so excited to be part of the Pink Glove Dance movement!” said Lambert. “Our video is a meaningful and memorable way to let everyone know how Francine’s Friends mobile mammography helps people in northeast Indiana know it’s ‘good to be alive’ and that breast cancer can be beat by realizing that early detection is the best prevention as well as to honor and support those dealing with breast cancer. Now, we need your vote to help win $15,000 for Francine’s Friends!”

Byron Health Center partnered with Breast Diagnostic Center to create their video. Together, they have raised over $2,000 for Francine’s Friends mobile mammography. To see and vote for the video, visit: beginning September 12th and search for Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center. Other entrant’s videos can be viewed as well.

"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 made the filming possible including Clay Stahlka among others for their unrelenting support of the project.