A group now known as the Providence Pink Glove Dancers recently spread happiness and its message about breast cancer awareness through the streets of downtown Portland, Ore.
A crowd of more than 250,000 people cheered on the dancers June 5 as they made their way along the Rose Festivals 3-mile Starlight Parade Route.
The groups Pink Glove Dance, which became viral after being posted on YouTube.com, was developed for a breast cancer awareness campaign between Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Medline, which produces pink, latex-free, vinyl exam gloves.
Because the parade is held during the evening, the dancers were decked out with glow-in-the-dark discs to illuminate their pink gloves, pink flashing rings, pink glow necklaces and pink lighted glasses.
Nearly 100 Providence employees including several nurses from five Providence hospitals made up the entry. Participating hospitals were Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Milwaukie, Providence Willamette Falls and Providence Newberg.
A new video from the parade can be seen on Providences website, www.providence.org/oregon.