With the aroma of freshly popped popcorn luring visitors into the activity room at St. Patrick’s Residence on October 11, an appreciative audience watched the premiere of their second annual Pink Glove Dance video. The short promo primarily in pink was produced by students at Neuqua Valley High School to create awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The entire world will be able to watch the must-see video beginning on October 12.
Sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., in Mundelein, for the second year the Pink Glove Dance contest attracted the interest of the Sisters, staff and residents of St. Patrick’s, many of whom donned their pink gloves and put their hands together to applaud enthusiastic moves and gyrations to Katy Perry’s “Part of Me.”
On Fri., Oct. 12, the video will go viral on YouTube and will be posted on the St. Patrick’s Residence website. That’s when the public is invited to vote for the best video based on originality, creativity, video production and audience appeal. To vote for the video, visit http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/vote.php.
The video can viewed on Youtube at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9XUhuuO6XiM#!. Update: Because of the high volume of submissions, the video is unlisted as of mid-Friday afternoon and viewers need to use this direct link to view it.
The upbeat video features the Carmelite Sisters of St. Patrick’s with members of the dietary, nursing, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance departments, “all of whom collaborated on a synchronized—and not so synchronized— dance,” said spokeswoman Madelene Bernar, noting stiff competition from large medical facilities.
For a little background, in 2011, after considerable interest in the videos and the campaign that started in 2009, Medline launched its first online nationwide competition in search of the best Pink Glove Dance video.
According to the Pink Glove Dance website, the first competition “featured 139 videos from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The competition quickly became a national social media phenomenon with the videos receiving more than 1.2 million views, a half a million votes and thousands of tweets, blogs and texts. Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C., won first place with 61,054 votes.”
If St. Patrick’s receives enough votes, the senior residence has a chance to win a $10,000 donation that will be given in their name to a breast cancer charity. St. Patrick’s choice is the Breast Cancer Foundation, noted Bernar.
The video was shot earlier this year by students of the Neuqua Valley High School Media Communication and Production Department with assistance from their instructor, John Gelsomino.
Voting online will occur from Oct. 12 until midnight on Nov. 2.
Whatever the outcome, those folks at St. Patrick’s Residence appeared to have fun thinking pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Did you know? St. Patrick’s Residence is also home of the fun-loving, bed-racing Nuns on the Run. Currently, the Nuns on the Run are defending champions of the Naperville Jaycees Bedraces.
In addition, from 9-11AM on Sat., Dec. 1, the Guild of St. Patrick’s Residence will host its annual Holiday Cookie Walk and Christmas Boutique.
For more information about the Pink Glove Dance, Bedraces or the Cookie Walk, contact Madelene Bernar, Director of Development at (630) 416-6565, ext. 511, or email email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s Residence is located at 1400 Brookdale Road in Naperville.