Friday, February 19, 2010

pink glove dance

My friend, Virginia's blog featured this piece by Emily MacInnes
Somers, who created, directed and choreographed this video at
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR for her
Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Medline will be making large contributions to the hospital, as well as
offering free mammograms for the community, according to how
many hits this video gets on YouTube. Please check it out. It's a
fun and easy way to donate to a wonderful cause.

38 comments:

  1. Nice initiative, willow. Do you know if embedded viewings on a blog count as youtube hits for purposes of calculating Medline's contribution? I imagine so.

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  2. Yes, you can even see the amount of views in the embedded players on the Insight page of the video.

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  3. Very cool. I love this idea and my girls live in Portland.

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  4. ok i watched it. i won't be humming that tune, no.

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  5. very cool. i have seen this before (i dunno where)...very cool about the donations they are putting to it.

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  6. Really sweet. Off to tweet, with that tune still in my ears.

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  7. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  8. I first saw this a few weeks ago. Great video and such a worthy cause.

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  9. What fun they were all having!

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  10. What a great way to share your friends talents.
    That was really well done and nice that they are making money for a good cause.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Great idea and such a good fun execution, all for a good ause.

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  12. One of my nurse friends sent me that but I watched since that is a great fund raiser.
    QMM

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  13. This is a great one Willow! And, like Nancy, my girls are in Portland as well; 'the Elliot' (our first grandchild) was born in that hospital almost one year ago.

    I'm going to forward this for sure!

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  14. This is GREAT! They had so much fun doing this...you could see it! I loved how each department had their own routine. And that custodian is a master-blaster on the dance floor.

    I want to dance with him!

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  15. What a great cancer awarenes! Go Emily. Go Medline Glove Div. !!
    Willow, thanks for passing this on!
    :)The Bach

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  16. Our students at Duke just did one just like it as well. These have been very effective, I think. Good cause, yes, indeed.

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  17. What fun! I have so many friends who work hard long hours in the medical field. Nice to see them having fun! PS I like your desk bell!

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  18. Love that video! They did a great job and looked like so much fun doing it too!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  19. That is cool! That hospital is just down the hill from me.

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  20. You continue to surprise us with unusual posts all the time Willow - I don't know how you think of them

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  21. This is wonderful. So uplifting especially in the context of the bells that are ringing for Barry, who just finished his chemo therapy.

    Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  22. Hey friend this was great!!
    I bet this group loves their job!
    This makes me want to get up and get something done!! :)

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  23. I only wish the pharmaceutical and insurance industry was as honest with us as all of the hard working doctors and nursing staff!

    Fun video!

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  24. I've seen this video before and as a nurse I couldn't help but think this must be a wonderful place to work!...

    Your post reminds me that it is time to make an appointment for my annual mammogram too...thanks for the reminder!

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  25. GRINNING here....give me pink gloves, i'm ready to dance and donate...and grin all day.
    dancing
    cures
    so many things!
    and
    you willow, are such a PARTEEEEY!

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  26. Thanks for this Willow! A wonderful woman so close to me lost her battle last year.

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  27. I also saw this some time back but think it is still good.

    Another thought...

    You know I think men should have at least one mammogram. My wife's sister's daughter's husband developed breast cancer and had to be operated on. I don't remember if they had to remove his breast but I think so.

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  28. I am not related to Emily MacInnes. I have only tried to support this initiative.
    You did a good job!

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  29. Just heard on the news yesterday (Global tv Toronto) that all cancers may be linked to one gene mutation. With each dollar we give to the American or Canadian Cancer Society and various Cancer hospitals, etc. WE ARE ERADICATING CANCER ONCE AND FOR ALL! One day we will wake up and say "there is no such thing as cancer". This will happen when we believe it will happen. So Believe it! Cancer IS beaten! Cancer IS history! This thought projection works! Try it!

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  30. I love this... I posted it last month on my Facebook. It is fabulous!

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  31. Virginia, oops! When you said "our daughter-in-law" I thought you were related! I'll change the text of my post...

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  32. this was great..loved the guy mopping the corridor he was awesome!!! thanks for sharing.x

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  33. I watched the entire video, made me wanna dance! Love the pink gloves and pink leis. Thanks for the video.

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  34. I appreciate your corrections :)

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