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!