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This pink-gloved hospital is rockin'

December 1, 2009 |  8:34 am

Just when it appears that the country has maxed out on ways to promote breast cancer awareness and the ubiquitous pink-ribbon campaign, the staff of Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., has outdone everyone. The staff -- I'm talking everyone -- donned pink medical gloves to star in their own YouTube video to promote breast cancer awareness.

"Our employees put together this video to generate breast cancer awareness throughout our hospital system. We had a ton of fun putting this together and hope it inspires others to join in the cause," says a statement from the hospitals.  

Called the "Pink Glove Dance," housekeeping staff, cooks, cashiers, office workers, nurses, doctors, aides, technicians and administrators strut their stuff wearing pink gloves. The pink gloves are sold to raise funds for breast cancer, and the Providence folks do the gloves proud. Featuring solo dances (the mop guy has serious moves) as well as a choreographed group dance (watch your back, Rockettes), the video is climbing the YouTube charts. My personal favorites are the operating-room team, who benefit from good lighting, and the cafeteria workers, who have nice props. But check it out for yourself.

And you thought hospitals were grim!

-- Shari Roan