Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pink Glove Dance for Pink Saturday





Early in November the entire staff of Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, donned pink examination gloves and did a dance to Jay Sean's song "Down," and uploaded it to Youtube in an effort to generate breast cancer awareness. In such a short time the video has gone viral with over 1,250,000 views!

In case you haven't seen the dancing nurses, surgeons, cafeteria workers, lab technicians, administrators, etc. you can watch it above by clicking on the arrow, or at this link on Youtube.

The Portland Tribune said this about the video:

"A portion of the sales from the Generation Pink synthetic exam gloves will provide mammograms for uninsured women thanks to Medline Industries Inc., the company that makes the gloves and produced the video.

'Breast cancer is an important cause for the employees at our hospital, as well as the entire community,” said Martie Moore, chief nursing officer for the hospital. 'The video was a really fun and creative way for our employees to help spread awareness about breast cancer.'

Hospital spokesman Jonathan Modie said all it took was an e-mail to staff inviting them to take part in the dance off and more than 200 employees of all ages, departments and skill levels answered the call. "

It's a lighthearted video, and judging from the comments it's been receiving on Youtube it has really touched many viewers with the hospital's contribution towards raising funds to find a cure for breast cancer . Having worked as a registered nurse, I think I would have liked working in this hospital, as they seem to be a wonderful group of people!

I also thought this video would be a nice contribution to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound blog's "Pink Saturday" event. Please pay Beverly a visit today to see a list of participating blogs having fun with Pink Saturday!

There is still time to enter my Lenox china Christmas teapot give away. I am tallying all the entries and will be announcing the winner December 2! Good luck everyone!


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52 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Pat...
Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. This is just the cutest darn video that I have seen in a long time. It is so worth it. Your message said that the money made off the video is to help uninsured women. Praise God. What a wonderful thing this hospital has done. I just love it. It is ashame we don't have more hospitals willing to give this a try.

Thanks for sharing this Pink Saturday with me. Please pop over and let me share mine with you.

You will also find your precious tea pot give away on my side scroll bar. I just love it.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Pat... this is the best video ever. I saw this earlier, and I love the little man who is on the cleanup detail. We just howled when he started to dance. SO cute. And I liked the people with their lab coats dancing through the lab. Really all of them were wonderful. Great cause, of cource.

Hope you have a very Happy PS! I missed the train this week, but I hope to be back soon.

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenny said...

Pat! This was so heart-warming and sweet. Thank you for sharing this! And Happy Pink Saturday. You know you can save yourself a lot of time with the whole tallying of the comments thing and just pick me! ha! Hope your foot is feeling frisky.

Riet said...

What a beautiful idea and gesture that was for making the film for breastcancer. Great for pink Saturday too. Happy pink Saturday

CatHerder said...

OMG THATS AWESOME,,hope you had a great thansgiving!

Jeanne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
Much love and many blessings
Love Jeanne

Nanny said...

Oh Pat! Loved it! Breast Cancer Awareness is something dear to my heart. My sister is now a 5 year survivor! She was 40 years old and they found it on her very first mammogram! That is why I don't understand the new recommendations of waiting till 50 years old!!

Oh and as far as the hospital dancing staff...they reminded me of working in a hospital for years around people I thought were stodgy folk till I went to a Christmas party with them all...boy what a revelation...and fun, fun, fun!

Grace said...

Thank you for sharing this video. How wonderful what the hospital is doing.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoxox

steviewren said...

Love the video. It made me want to get up in dance along with them.

How's your foot doing? I hope it's getting better every day. Have a great weekend.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a joyful video. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lisa Michelle said...

Pat..I popped in to see if my Brooklyn gal, 100^ NY'er who loves to cook and bake Italian, made the DB cannoli...BUT, after seeing this post, it's so irrelevant! Much more important things in life than cannoli! Love the video, and if it'll help women with BC without health insurance get the proper care they need, I'm all for it :) A Happy belated Pink Saturday, and hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love the dancing pink gloves. Happy Pink Saturday.
Sam

Mary said...

hanks for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

happilyretired said...

What a FUN choice for Pink Saturday! I've not seen this before and think it's a wonderfully creative public awareness move. Thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Linda said...

Thank You for sharing this video. I haven't seen it before and I LOVE IT! Such a great cause and they had so much fun you can see it on their faces. Happy Pink Saturday!

I did a post about your giveaway on my Blog, hope you had a chance to visit and see it.

Linda

Symone's Mommy said...

Thanks for commenting on my Martha Stewart knock-offs. Love your blog.

Marilyn said...

Great post & link!!
Happy Holidays!
Love,
Marilyn

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

How neat is that? Someone orchestrated a lot of people to be involved...and did a super job. Loved the wave at the end!

Great pink Staurday contribution, Pat!

Sandy said...

That's one of the best PINK Saturdays I've seen! I had not seen this video before either. They did a great job and it must have been fun to participate in this very worthy cause.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Oliag said...

Pat, As a nurse I was thinking the same thing as you while watching this great video...that hospital must be a great place to work!

I do wish that lung cancer early detection and treatment research was getting as much promotion as breast cancer research...it actually kills more women each year than breast cancer does...

SmilingSally said...

What a super idea, Pat. I hadn't seen it before, so thank you.

Sara said...

Pat,

That was an awesome video...One of the hospitals here did one about the N1H1 flu!

But, I think hospitals and staff that do fun things like this really care about their patients and the public in general by trying to get the message out.

Thank you for sharing.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pat, This was a perfect video for Pink Saturday! Thank you...I hadn't seen it before.
♥, Susan

Peggy said...

Some people are just fantastic! Great idea. hAPPY PINK SATURDAY! pEGGY FROM PA

Susie Jefferson said...

What a fabuloulsy fun video - thoroughly enjoyed it, and such a great idea for a great cause. A very nice post indeed.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Joyce said...

What a fun video and to think now woman will get mamos etc is wonderful!
Joyce

RNSANE said...

As a nurse for over forty years, it did my heart good to see a whole hospital participate in something like this. Kudos to them for supporting breast cancer awareness in this fashion - and to you, Pat, for sharing it with us.

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

What a neat video! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Pink Saturday!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet video representing a very important cause. Count on you to keep us all updated.

Queenmothermamaw said...

That was amazing. I am going to try to get that to my hospital where I worked. That is a very creative way to get that message out. Sharp for Pink Saturday. Would love the teapot.
QMM

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Great video! It had me in tears!

Michelle said...

Loved the Pink Glove Dance. That's the first time I've seen it! Thanks!!

Cathy said...

You go girl. What an awesome video. Love the pink gloves.

xo Cath

Michelle said...

Absolutely fantastic post, video just awesome to hear of good going on around all the evil there is. thank you for sharing.

Sares said...

Oh this is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing this, I've not seen it. I'll be sure to pass it on too. Happy Pink!

♥Mimi♥ said...

How fabulous! My mother died of breast cancer. I sure wish she would have lived long enough to see how important a cure is to so many. At the time of her death, breast cancer was a dirty word spoken in a hushed tone.


Just stopping by with my Sunday wishes! I count meeting you in blogland as one of my newest and best blessings!

Tracy said...

Oh, that is so funny, that video...so sweet! What a fun find, Pat. Happy Weekend, my friend :o) We light out advent candles tonight, Sunday ((HUGS))

Beverly said...

Pat, this is fantastic. I will have to share this with the people I work with. They will love it, too.

Happy Pink Saturday. I've got my fingers crossed for your giveaway. ;-)

Catharina Maria said...

Love your great pink post !
Love from the Netherlands , RINI

someplace in thyme said...

Wonderful cause and I loved it all from start to finish, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing the video! Please include me in the beautiful tea pot giveaway - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Melanie said...

What an inventive and fun way to spread the word. I'm glad it will help people.

ARLENE said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful video, Pat. If you have to be in a hospital, that would be the one I'd choose. What a wonderful staff!

Dishesdone said...

That was a great video!

Linda Lou said...

What fun - isn't You Tube amazing that we get to enjoy this fun video and Breast Cancer awareness is the message...hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

How super cool is that?! I hadn't seen/heard of this (I must be living under a rock judging from the traffic it's gotten!) And how badly do I wish I worked there? Clearly this is an awesome group of people. By far my favorite was the gentleman janitor...I was glad the video ended with him hoofing it down the hallway. :-) Hysterical.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Pat,

Such an adorable video. Good work!

Gina

Donna said...

Hi Pat,
I loved the pink glove dance! How wonderful. I love the very last dance of the man in the hall way.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Donna

Pat said...

I've seen the video and just love it! One of the best ideas to support breast cancer research.

I'd LOVE to win the teapot...am I too late to enter?

Farmhouse Country said...

What a cute teapot! I found your blog through the comment you left on farmhousecountrystyle....and I am so happy that I scooted on over here! Your little grandson is darling and I can't wait to read some more of your posts. Please enter me in the giveaway if it is not too late. Thank you for sharing!
Dee

The Rustic Victorian said...

Sweet site, and teapot, and the video is too good for words.
Marcie