Saturday, October 12, 2013

Loyola Staff Shake it for a Good Cause in Pink Glove Dance Video

Vote for Loyola’s video to support breast cancer research

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System nurses and staff recently set aside time from their busy schedules to showcase their dancing talent in a Pink Glove Dance video. This video is part of the Pink Glove Dance phenomenon that is sweeping the nation in support of breast cancer research.

Loyola and several other hospitals have entered an online competition to find the hospital with the best video. Loyola nurses, physicians, breast cancer researchers and staff from across the health system came together to choreograph and rehearse before filming and submitting the video at the end of September.

“Loyola employees were thrilled to be a part of the Pink Glove Dance contest,” said Karen Pelletiere, RN, BSN, lung transplant coordinator, Loyola University Health System. “They had fun dancing for a good cause to get more people talking about breast cancer awareness."

The winner will be announced on Friday, Nov. 2, and will receive $10,000 for a breast cancer charity of their choice. To vote for Loyola’s video, visit: http://pinkglovedance.com through Friday, Oct. 26. Voters must be logged into Facebook to cast their vote. (Note: Voting is now closed.)

If Loyola is selected as the winner, the organization will put the funding toward breast cancer research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Oncology Institute.

The Oncology Institute supports basic science research in cancer and provides the structure to coordinate and integrate a truly multidisciplinary approach to cancer research and clinical care.

The Pink Glove Dance movement began three years ago when the original video was produced by a selection of hospitals across the country. That video has generated millions of views on YouTube and has inspired countless other Pink Glove Dance videos across the country. This competition was created and sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.