MHHS’ video voting begins Friday
After weeks of planning, five or six days of filming, more than 600 pairs of pink gloves and dozens of volunteers, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s entry in the 2013 Pink Glove Dance Video Competition is ready for its debut and organizers hope Lakeway Area residents “don’t forget to vote.”
Voting begins Friday, Oct 25 and runs through Nov. 8.
MHHS partnered with Just For You to sponsor the video, which features Nancy Guillen, her mother, Marty Masters, both of whom have successfully beaten breast cancer.
The video follows Guillen’s story from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. The story is told through the eyes of Guillen’s daughter, Faith, who sees her mother as someone who defines the word “brave.”
Coming up with the story line for the video was the biggest obstacle, said Emily Blomenberg.
“Once we had the storyline, it all just fell together,” she said.
The national competition began in 2011 with 139 entries. It went viral across YouTube and the 2012 participation nearly tripled. More than 80,000 people across North America participated in the 400 entries.
For this year’s competition, MHHS staff, physicians, breast cancer supporters and other members of the community came together to help the hospital win the first place prize in this year’s competition and the $25,000 first place prize.
Should MHHS win the prize, Blomenberg said, the winnings will be monitored by the Thompson Foundation Fund to benefit Lakeway Area patients who cannot afford mammography.
To vote, visit www.mhhs1.org/pinkglove.
- By Denise Williams, Tribune Staff Writer