Baptist Health Paducah reaches Top 10 in Pink Glove Dance competition
Voting has been extended to Nov. 2 in the national Pink Glove Dance breast cancer awareness contest, and several incentives have been offered to boost the region’s entry from Baptist Health Paducah and Murray State University.
Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson, a Paducah native and son of Baptist Health Paducah nurse aide Wanda Wilson, has donated a game-worn jersey to be given to one lucky person who votes for the hospital’s Pink Glove Dance video. Details will be announced on Baptist Health Paducah’s Facebook page.
Baptist Health Paducah and Murray State’s video currently is in 9th place among 260 entries. Last year, Baptist Health Paducah finished sixth among 135 participants.
Local media outlets are offering fun incentives for viewers to vote:
- WPSD Local 6 Today anchors Marissa Hollowed, Johnette Worak and Mike Mallory will volunteer for a half-day at the local hospital that finishes with the most votes among four regional entries -- Baptist Health Paducah, Marshall County Hospital, Harrisburg Medical Center in southern Illinois and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, Tenn.
- Electric 96.9 FM morning crew A.J. Martin and Mitch Myers will film a Pink Glove Dance video at the hospital if Baptist Health Paducah finishes with more votes than last year’s 17,000. They will throw a party if the hospital finishes in the Top 3.
- The Paducah Sun’s General Manager Gary Adkisson and Business Editor Adam Shull will dress in pink from head to toe if the video finishes in the Top 3. In addition, Shull, a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, will wear a pink St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital uses the video to remind women to get annual mammograms for early detection. The top three vote-getters in the national video contest will receive prizes up to $10,000 for the breast cancer charity of their choice.
Baptist Health Paducah and Murray State have designated the Kentucky Cancer Program’s “Just Us Girls” mammography education project as their charity.
Viewers can vote at http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/vote.php through Nov. 2. A Facebook account is required.