ARHS staff moving to the music for a cause
by Anna Oakes
About 200 Appalachian Regional
Healthcare System staff members don pink gloves while dancing in an online video promoting breast
cancer awareness, and your vote for the video could help win $10,000 for a breast cancer
The Pink Glove Dance competition invites organizations
to video participants dancing while wearing pink Latex gloves. Organizations were able to select
one of six designated songs to accompany the video.
video features staff members dancing to Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” in a number of
locations — in hospital hallways, doctor’s office parking lots, the hospital parking
deck and waiting areas.
vice president for corporate communications at ARHS, said Joan Messner, director of surgical
services at ARHS, coordinated the video. Staff member Kenietha Presnell filmed and edited the
“We have several employees who have been diagnosed
with breast cancer, and, of course, community members, too,” Baker said. “We just
wanted to do the tribute to all of them.”
The top three videos receiving the most votes on the Pink Glove Dance website
will receive cash prizes for their organizations of choice. ARHS is dancing for Susan G. Komen for
Voting will end Nov. 2, and winners will be announced
To view the video and vote, visit http://www.pinkglovedance.com.