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Stony Brook Medicine Enters Pink Glove Dance Video Competition, Hopes to Make a Win for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center
Third annual national contest raises money, awareness for breast cancer research

STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 25, 2013 – Stony Brook Medicine is the only academic medical center on Long Island to enter the third annual national Pink Glove video competition, sponsored by MedLine Industries Inc. The 90-second video, which captures the spirit of Stony Brook physicians and staff, as well as the Stony Brook community, expresses their dedication to fighting breast cancer. On Friday, Oct. 25, voting opened nationwide to determine which videos will receive the most votes, with prize money donated for breast cancer research.

“We danced the dance, and now it’s time to rock the vote,” said Linda Bily, Cancer Patient Advocacy & Community Outreach Coordinator for the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, who coordinated production of Stony Brook’s video. ““The Pink Glove Dance rallied the entire Stony Brook community around breast cancer awareness and research.  We want to win to honor all those affected by breast cancer and need your daily vote to do it.”

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The OR Team at Stony Brook University Hospital dances and wears pink gloves for the national competition.

Now the race is on to see which video will garner the most votes. Click here to vote for Stony Brook Medicine. The top prize of $25,000 will be donated for breast cancer research to the winner’s selected charity of choice. Second prize is $10,000 and third prize is $5,000. Voting ends at midnight on Friday, Nov. 8m and the winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 15. Any prizes won by Stony Brook will benefit The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center.

The Pink Glove Dance video phenomenon began three years ago, when Medline produced the original Pink Glove Dance video to raise breast cancer awareness. The first video generated more than 14 million views on YouTube and inspired countless videos and events around the world.

"Each year, we're amazed and thrilled at the growth and interest in The Pink Glove Dance competition," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "More people are finding out that the competition is a unique and inspiring way to rally around early detection, one step at a time." 

Stony Brook’s video is set to the tune of “Carry On” by the band Fun. It features campy performances by such leaders as Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital; and Ethan Zohn, professional soccer player and winner of reality TV show “Survivor: Africa,” as well as many Stony Brook Medicine staff, Stony Brook University sports teams and clubs, and community supporters.                                                                      

About Stony Brook University Cancer Center:

Stony Brook University Cancer Center is Suffolk County’s cancer care leader and a leader in education and research. With more than 20,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, the Cancer Center includes 12 multidisciplinary teams: Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gynecologic Oncology; Head, Neck and Thyroid Oncology; Lung Cancer; Melanoma; Neurologic Oncology; Orthopaedic Oncology and Sarcoma; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy; Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology; and Urologic Oncology. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program and received the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first center in New York State to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To learn more, visit www.cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu.