Lights, Camera, Dance! Lexington Medical Center Leads Pink Glove Dance Voting

Lexington Medical Center Leads Pink Glove Dance Voting, Penn State/Hershey Medical Center Gaining Momentum

Lexington Medical Center is currently in first place in voting for the 2012 Pink Glove Dance competition. As of Monday morning, October 22nd, Lexington Medical Center had 11,900 votes. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was in 2nd place with 7,096 votes.

While Lexington Medical Center maintains a lead of more than 4,800 votes, Penn State and other organizations are gaining momentum steadily and narrowing the gap. We still have a long way to go in the Pink Glove Dance campaign and anything can happen. So, please vote today and encourage your family and friends to vote, too.

Vote for Lexington Medical Center's Pink Glove Dance by going to, searching on the "L-M" age for LMC and clicking "Vote" on our video. You must have a Facebook account to vote.

As you may know, the Pink Glove Dance website crashed last weekend during the first days of voting - because so many people were trying to log on and vote for their favorite video. As a result, Medline has extended voting until Friday, November 2.

This is the second year in a row that Lexington Medical Center is entering the international Pink Glove Dance video contest sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., a company that makes pink exam gloves. The project honors cancer survivors and raises awareness about breast cancer.

Our hospital's 2012 Pink Glove Dance features the compelling story of Lexington Medical Center nurse Amy Kinard of Lexington, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 34. The video is shot in our hospital and around our community - including at a highly-energized Williams-Brice Stadium, on a special pink glove skydiving adventure and inside a rock star celebration of cancer survivors.

"It's bigger, better, bolder and over-the-top," said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing at Lexington Medical Center and supervisor of the hospital's Pink Glove Dance, speaking about the hospital's 2012 dance.

In total, approximately 1,000 Lexington Medical Center employees dancing to the Katy Perry song "Part of Me" in the video. In addition to high energy and Broadway style choreography, there are special effects, smoke, strobe lights and more. Importantly, the dance features several LMC employees who are breast cancer survivors; they're wearing t-shirts that say "Survivor from Day 1," noting the strength and courage of breast cancer patients right from the time of their diagnosis. "Survivor From Day 1" is the theme of this year's video.

In 2011, with more than 60,000 votes and 110,000 You Tube views, Lexington Medical Center clinched the first-ever Pink Glove Dance contest. The hospital beat more than 130 other health care organizations from around the United States and Canada with a dance featuring hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees dancing with pink gloves.

The dance became so popular, it was featured on national television including ABC World News Tonight and Fox & Friends on the FOX News Network.

"If the Gamecocks can win back-to-back national baseball championships, maybe we can win back-to-back Pink Glove Dance championships," said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

The winner will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice. Lexington Medical Center would donate its prize money to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, as it did last year.

Lexington Medical Center is the only Columbia area hospital entering the competition. Voting for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 is from October 12th to November 2nd.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,600 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, two occupational health centers, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. Visit