Do a little dance, make a little (pink) glove (video)
Breast cancer survivors get down at MHHS
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters gathered at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System Tuesday evening to finish filming a 90-second video to raise awareness.
They may have been throwing their hands in the air, and waving them like they just didn’t care, but really they did.
They cared a lot.
A group of breast cancer survivors gathered at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Tuesday to film a video to enter in the Pink Glove Dance, sponsored by Medline.
Winners receive a $25,000 donation to a breast cancer charity in their name.
The national contest, which began four years ago, has grown rapidly.
To wrap up their entry, MHHS Marketing Director Leigh Price Sempkowski, and a host of hospital workers, volunteers, gathered up dancers, Morristown Police officers, Morristown firefighters, survivors, families and friends gathered at the Morristown Regional Cancer Center Tuesday evening.
Through smiles and tears, the group danced to Sara Bareilles’ song, “Brave.”
Sempkowski said the theme of their video is a mother showing her daughter how to be brave.
Breast cancer survivors, Marty Masters and her daughter, Nancy Guillen are the main focus of video, along with Guillen’s daughter, Faith.
“The video is about a mother and grandmother surviving breast cancer while showing the daughter how to be brave when adversity strikes,” Sempkowski said. “Generations of bravery is what I like to call it.”
Through dance sequences, waving hands and cheers the video is sure to touch the hearts of those who watch it.
Once the 90-second story is submitted, it’s up to voters to see who wins.
Voting for videos will begin Oct. 25 at www.pinkglovedance.com and ends Nov. 8.
The winner will be announced Nov. 15.
-By Aletheia Davidson, Tribune Staff Writer