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Voting for Pink Glove Dance ends at midnight Friday



Baptist Health Paducah and Murray State University are asking for your vote in the national Pink Glove Dance competition before voting closes at midnight Friday.

Viewers can vote at http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/vote.php. A Facebook account is required.

The contest reminds women to get annual mammograms for early detection of breast cancer.

Their video is currently in ninth place among more than 260 videos with nearly 4,000 votes. It features breast cancer survivors and other Baptist Health Paducah employees, along with students and staff from Murray State University, including basketball coach Steve Prohm.

If the video places in the top three, Baptist Health Paducah and Murray State’s cash prize will be awarded to the Kentucky Cancer Program’s mammography education project.

As an incentive to vote, Paducah native George Wilson of the Buffalo Bills has donated a game-worn NFL jersey to be given to one person who notes on Baptist Health Paducah’s Facebook page that they have voted and shared the voting link with their friends.

Local media outlets also have encouraged people to vote with these incentives:

  •       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.