Geisinger Wins National Competition: Pink Glove Dance

Geisinger Wins National Competition: Pink Glove Dance

Raising awareness for breast cancer! A big victory for thousands involved with Geisinger's "Pink Glove Dance". The health system was one of more than a hundred to compete in a national video competition. This morning they found out the exciting news.

Danville, Montour County- Cheering in celebration these men and women, decked out in bright shades of pink, came together for the news they've been hoping for. A total of 95,623 votes makes Geisinger Health System the winner of Medline Industries national competition, The Pink Glove Dance.

Some are honoring their loved ones.

"My mom. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I am just here honoring her, and in memory of her. She passed away from breast cancer in April of 2011," says Kelly King.

Some, who have survived other types of cancer, are showing support.

"I am wearing my pink today, but I also sport my blue for colon cancer," says Terry Jenner.

Some are breast cancer survivors.

"I'm Crystal Taylor of New Columbia and I am a one year breast cancer survivor. I feel humbled that all these people came out to support such a good cause," says Crystal Taylor.

A good cause that was introduced to Geisinger by, one of their very own nurses, Cindy Bird.

"I just new in my heart I had to take and bring it to Geisinger," says Bird.

The hard work comes with a tremendous award. A twenty-five thousand dollar donation from medline to the charity of their choice.

"We were able to raise and win 25-thousand dollars to be given to the American Cancer Society. It was more than a competition for everyone in the room, for the employees. It was truly a cause and we're very excited to be here to be able to highlight Geisinger health system and the care that we provide," says Sue Hallic, Chief Nursing Officer.

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