Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Employees Don Pink Gloves
(Best Syndication News) Employees at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center recently wore pink gloves to commemorate Breast Cancer Month. While wearing the gloves, doctors, nurses and administrators of the facility produced a “Pink Glove Dance” video to support breast cancer awareness.
October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) since 1985. The month has been a platform for charities interested in raising money and awareness for breast cancer.
“We felt the video was a fun and creative way to really raise awareness for breast cancer to a high level,” said ARMC Associate Administrator Deborah Pease, who along with employees Staci Chouinard and Kevin Lyons coordinated video production.
The hospital submitted the video as part of a competition in the United States and Canada featuring more than 120 health care facilities. If ARMC wins the cash prize, the money will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The hospital picked the Susan G. Komen (The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation) is the largest grassroots network of activists fighting to save lives from breast cancer.
While 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; nearly 90 percent of them will survive at least five years.
“We had fun with it, but it also sends a very serious message that we need to educate everyone about the risk factors and importance of early detection,” Pease said.
By: Dan Wilson