After two weeks of nationwide voting, the University Medical Center of El Paso was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Pink Glove Dance Video Contest.
UMC’s video had 18,276 votes. The video featured UMC associates, community volunteers, El Paso Police Department, El Paso Fire Department, and many more groups, families and supporters.
Medline, the company sponsoring the donation for the contest, presented a check for $15,000 today to the Sobreviviendo el Cancer de Seno program, a charitable program with a mission of helping victims of cancer.
“Winning the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition is a victory for all of El Paso, especially those many women in our community affected by breast cancer,” said Jacob Cintron, President and CEO of University Medical Center of El Paso.
“From inception to completion of our video, volunteer support from throughout our hospital and community poured in to create a message of hope and encouragement. We are confident there will come a day when a cure will be found and contests such as these will not be needed. Until then, however, we are honored to have taken another step toward that eventual victory through this wonderful and generous contest.”
The contest pits hospitals across the nation in a top-vote video competition. UMC is the only hospital from El Paso to compete in the competition. UMC’s video won first prize in its category, garnering a $10,000 award, and an additional $5,000 for receiving the overall most votes in all categories.
According to Medline, the following are this year’s runners-up who also received donations to a breast cancer charity of their choice.
· Chino Valley Medical Center (first place, small-bed) – $10,000 donation to the Let It Be Foundation.
· Montgomery Cancer Center (first place, non-healthcare) – $10,000 donation to the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama.
· University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (second place, large-bed category) – $5,000 donation to the Susan G. Komen Arkansas affiliate.
· Community Hospital East (second place, small-bed category) – $5,000 donation to the Little Red Door Cancer Agency.
· Arlington Cancer Center (second place, non-healthcare) – $5,000 donation to the American Cancer Society Fort Worth.
· LewisGale Regional Health System (third place, large-bed) – $2,500 donation to Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.
· Byron Health Center (third place, small-bed) – $2,500 donation to Francine’s Friends.
· Penn Medicine Department of Community Radiology (third place, non-healthcare) – $2,500 donation to UNITE For HER.