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Fit And Well Idaho: Pink Glove Dance

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Breast cancer affects one out of eight women. Much awareness has been driven to the subject, especially since it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but St. Luke's Magic Valley has found a creative way to show its support by entering a video competition.

These may just be pink gloves to you and me, but they've started a phenomenon that involves hospitals from around the country.

As Stephanie Wright, RN, Nurse Manager, Perianesthesia, St. Luke's Magic Valley explains, "Medline is one of our manufacturers that make gloves and every October they make pink gloves and they have a
competition that's called a Pink Glove Dance and we wanted to use that to take care forward and make our own Pink Glove Dance. So we spent lots of time and hours putting it together."

Julie Wright–Leggit of Julie's Jazzworks taught the choreography while Neuhoff Communications filmed the video. You might be wondering, when did they find the time to shoot a video in the hospital?

Wright adds, "we actually had to do it at 9 p.m.in our lobby so it was a lot of fun. We had a lot of participation from our hospital, we had women and men and we had some of our children who came participated too, so it was a lot of fun...We wanted to highlight that it's something that is survivable and women can come through and our song for this year that we utilized is you're beautiful by One Direction and we thought it was very appropriate."

The hospital was required to raise $2,500 to participate as chose the 900 Women Fund as the recipient.

The winner is awarded $25,000 for charity of choice and this in case, the 900 women fund will receive that money.

If you would like to support St. Luke's in this competition, please go to pinkglovedance.com and search for St. Luke's Magic Valley's video.

You can then you enter your email address, but you can only vote once a day until November 8th.


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