2016 marks the sixth year of the Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition!
The competition started because of the overwhelming and enthusiastic response to the original Pink Glove Dance video, where 200 people at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., danced to the catchy tune “Down” by Jay Sean.
The video, which debuted on YouTube in 2009, went viral after it launched and was featured in numerous news stories across all media. Check out the video below:
When that video posted seven years ago, Medline was flooded with calls, emails and letters about the joy the video was bringing to people and communities around the world.
The artist Jay Sean recorded a live performance where the audience donned pink gloves and he gave an interview about the experience:
In 2010, Medline produced a sequel that featured 4,000 pink glove dancers and breast cancer survivors from around the U.S. and Canada.
In 2011, Medline launched a video competition open to anyone who wanted to make their own Pink Glove Dance video. Since then, nearly 200,000 people have danced in the competition.
In 2016, we celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition.
Join us as we dance with pink gloves for breast cancer awareness!