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Baptist invites breast cancer survivors to Pink Glove filming



Calling all breast cancer survivors: Baptist Health Paducah invites you to star in its annual Pink Glove Dance video for breast cancer awareness.

Survivors are invited to the filming at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, in front of Doctors Office Building 2. They will be joined by some of Paducah’s finest, as police officers, fire fighters and paramedics dance alongside Baptist doctors and nurses.

This is the fourth year Baptist Health has participated in the national contest, which reminds women to get annual mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. See BaptistHealthPaducah.com/PinkGlove.

 “We are thankful to our public safety workers for partnering with us this year on the video,” said Bonnie Schrock, Baptist Health Paducah chief operating officer. “We are excited to show the country how our hospital teams with dedicated emergency workers daily in providing for the health and well-being of our community.”

The hospital’s video has placed in the nation’s Top 8 each of the past three years. The top winners earn cash prizes for breast cancer charities, so Baptist Health Paducah asks for your votes to support the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Horses and Hope breast cancer education program. Vote once daily Sept. 9-23 at PinkGloveDance.com.

Also, to enter the contest, Baptist Health must raise $2,000 for its charity, the Your Fight Fund, which benefits local cancer patients and services. Donations can be sent to Baptist Health Foundation Paducah, c/o Pink Glove 2014, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah Ky., 42003.

About the Pink Glove Dance

The original Pink Glove Dance video – sponsored by pink glove manufacturer Medline Industries Inc. – premiered in 2009, featuring a Portland, Ore., hospital. The next year, 17 facilities participated in videos.

Medline donates a portion of the pink glove sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, more than $1.2 million has been given to the foundation to fund mammograms for those who can’t afford them.