Saint Al's 'Pink Glove Dance' in the running for national competition

Saint Al's 'Pink Glove Dance' in the running for national competition

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 4:59 AM

BOISE -- October is breast cancer awareness month. Unfortunately, Idaho ranks last in the nation for the percentage of women who get routine mammograms.

Saint Alphonsus wants to improve that rate through advocacy and awareness.

Now, you can help Saint Alphonsus win a nationwide contest with a click of your computer mouse.

Linda Payne Smith is a Vice President at the hospital. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Linda is sharing her story in a unique and creative way - by entering a video competition.

Saint Alphonsus communications director Kristen Micheletti is behind the massive effort, which tells Linda's story and features hundreds of people doing the "Pink Glove Dance." It took a lot of choreography and a lot of practice to get everyone on board for the dance.

The competition is sponsored by a company that makes the pink protective gloves that are worn by hospital staff.

Over 260 videos have been submitted for the competition nationwide. The winner gets $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity.

Linda says if the Saint Al's video wins, they'll donate the money to the Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation.

So far, Saint Al's is in second place. You can help by voting at the Pink Glove Dance website. Voting ends November 2nd at midnight.

Click the 'play' button in the video box above to view the video clip.

To view on the mobile app, go to the video tab.

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