Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center knows a thing or two about the power of pink. More than 600 faculty, staff, and students at the hospital recently sported pink surgical gloves and raised awareness about early detection in the annual Pink Glove Dance competition hosted by Medline.
Hospitals and non-profits across the country compile videos every year in hopes of raising money for local and national breast cancer organizations. Penn State Hershey used a strong social media and online presence to promote its 2012 video submission for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Each hospital department choreographed its own routine to Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” with featured guests like the Penn State Nittany Lion and patients of all ages. Hundreds of thousands of votes were tallied and we are thrilled to announce that Penn State Hershey was awarded second place in the contest with a prize of $5,000! The Medical Center has generously offered to donate all of that money to the PBCC.
“This may be the most creative and enthusiastic show of support the PBCC has ever seen. It’s incredible,” said PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy. “The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is truly grateful for the time, dedication and generosity of the Penn State Hershey staff.
Each day, 32 women in Pennsylvania are diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year, more than 2,000 of those women will lose their lives to the disease. With the help of the Penn State’s contribution, the PBCC aims to improve the quality of breast cancer education, research, programming and outreach in the state. Thank you Penn State Hershey!
In case you didn’t get a chance to watch Penn State’s Pink Glove Dance video, you can watch it here: Pink Glove Dance 2012
You can read more about Penn State Hershey’s Cancer Institute and the competition here: Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute