Wahroonga, New South Wales
Normally they are treating people who have breast cancer. [The competition] gave them an opportunity to raise awareness and to prevent it.
Sydney Adventist Hospital (the “San”) has been named the winner of the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance competition—an annual initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The competition saw 10 healthcare facilities in Australia and New Zealand submit 90-second videos of medical staff dancing in bright pink attire, with the winner determined by a public vote.
Hundreds of Adventist HealthCare staff and community members, as well as students from Wahroonga Adventist School, took part in the San’s winning video.
Adventist HealthCare CEO Dr Leon Clark said the Pink Glove Dance campaign gave staff members the chance to use their dancing skills and creativity for a cause that is close to their hearts.
“Normally they are treating people who have breast cancer,” said Dr Clark. “[The competition] gave them an opportunity to raise awareness and to prevent it.”
As a result of the victory, $A10,000 will be donated to Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Dr Clark says the Adventist HealthCare team are already talking about ideas for next year’s competition.
“Our thanks to everyone who helped raise awareness of the campaign and the issue of breast cancer,” added Dr Clark. “Winning this competition is great proof a positive attitude can achieve great things for a good cause.”