UI Health to film Pink Glove Dance video
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will shoot a music video for entry into the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition. The competition, which last year received 108 video entries from hospitals around the country, raises awareness for breast cancer and early detection. The winner receives $15,000 to donate to the breast cancer charity of its choice. UI Health’s charity partner is Imerman Angels, an organization that matches cancer patients with mentor survivors.
More than 300 people will participate in the video, including UIC faculty and UI Health staff, UIC Flames athletes, UIC Dance and Cheer teams, breast cancer survivors, friends and families affected by breast cancer, players from the MLS Chicago Fire soccer team and the Imerman Angels.
Participants will perform short choreographed dances in front of a giant pink cube inscribed with messages from the dancers.
The pink cube will be in the grassy area across from UI Hospital, 1740 W. Taylor St.
Tuesday, June 17
Dancers will be at the pink cube from 7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The finale, with more than 200 participants, will start at 4:00 p.m. and feature the Chicago Fire players.
Since 2011, more than 200,000 dancers have participated in the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition, and 524 videos have been submitted. The winning video is chosen by public voting Sept. 9-23.
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