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Originally published: 2012-10-24 12:14:42
Last modified: 2012-10-24 12:19:03

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 charity.

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.

The ARHS 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.     

Gillian Baker, 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 video.

“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 the Cure.

Voting will end Nov. 2, and winners will be announced Nov. 9.

To view the video and vote, visit