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GBMC Pink Glove Dance
Ajani Khalfani, front, a former intern with Finney Trimble Surgical Associates at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, is shown with colleagues filming the hospital's video entry in the Pink Glove Dance contest, which will raise money for breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of GBMC)

GBMC wins $10K for breast cancer nonprofit

The Greater Baltimore Medical Center won $10,000 for a local breast cancer organization by taking first place in a nationwide competition, the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance contest.

Winners of the competition receive prize money that they pledge to donate to a charity of their choice.

GBMC is donating its winnings to The Red Devils, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides support services to breast cancer patients to improve their quality of life during treatment.

The Pink Glove Dance contest is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer through online music videos that are created and posted online by competitors, including hospitals, health systems and other organizations.

Each contestant submits an original video illustrating some aspect of the fight against breast cancer.

Winners are determined by public vote over a two-week period.

GBMC took first place in the “standalone healthcare provider” category, with 26,889 online votes cast for its video, which depicts a patient’s journey from diagnosis through recovery.

The grand prize winner, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in California, received $15,000 for the charity of its choice, the Susan G. Komen Los Angeles chapter.

The Pink Glove Dance contest is sponsored by Medline Industries Inc., which manufactures medical supplies, including pink exam gloves, which make an appearance in the videos.


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