A staff-led dance that started in an Oregon hospital and caught national attention via the Internet has been adapted by thousands of healthcare workers across the country.
The original Pink Glove Dance video was created in 2009. Staff at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., donned pink gloves in the video to raise breast cancer awareness.The OR team of Scripps Memorial gets in character.
This year, Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., recorded an extension of that video, contributing to Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel. The effort includes the smiles and swinging dance moves of 4,000 workers and breast cancer survivors from 14 U.S. healthcare facilities.
Our staff was excited and inspired to be part of [the dance], said Scripps CNE Mary Ellen Doyle, RN, BSN, MBA. Not only was it a lot of fun to participate, the awareness and discussion about breast cancer weve created because of the video is the real satisfaction.
The project premiered Sept. 17 online at www.pinkglovedance.com.