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Rex Healthcare Co-Workers Seek Votes to Win ‘Pink Glove’ Dance Video Contest

National Contest Raises Breast Cancer Awareness; Rex Prize to Benefit Kay Yow Cancer Fund

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 15, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467
alan.wolf@rexhealth.com

WHAT

Rex Healthcare needs your help in promoting its video submission in the 2012 Pink Glove Dance Competition. This quirky contest raises awareness of breast cancer by asking hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada to submit a video of their employees wearing pink gloves and showing their best dance moves. More than 260 organizations entered this year's contest; Rex was the only Triangle hospital to enter. Last year, the first 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.

WHY

The top three winners of the contest will earn $10,000 (1st), $5,000 (2nd) or $2,000 (3rd) to go toward their selected breast cancer charity. Rex has chosen long-time partner, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, as its charity for this year's contest. Hundreds of Rex co-workers from the main Raleigh campus and other facilities across Wake County participated in the dance video. Rex's video was done to Katy Perry's "Part of Me" and choreographed by an instructor from Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale. The entire production was developed by Rex co-workers.

WHEN & WHERE

Voters may access the contest at pinkglovedance.com/competition/vote.php (voting requires a Facebook account). To vote, select organization P-R, scroll down to Rex Hospital, click the pink VOTE button and allow access to the Facebook plugin. If you want to help spread the word, you can also "like" to share the video on your Facebook page. Voting began on Oct.12 and will close at midnight on Oct. 26. The winners will be announced in early November.

The video is also available on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=QMCbcSKHKVk 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about Rex's entry in the Pink Glove Dance Competition and other activities to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, visit rexhealth.com/pink-october. Or contact Alan Wolf at alan.wolf@rexhealth.com or (919) 218-7103.