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Medline Announces Europe's Pink Glove Dance Video Competition Winners

Top Team Wins EUR 8,000 Donation for Breast Cancer Education and Prevention

Arnhem, Netherlands, October 20, 2014 – The campaigning is done, votes have been cast and the grand prize winner of Medline International’s second annual European Pink Glove Dance video competition is – Clínica Bofill in Girona, Spain. The Pink Glove Dance is the only breast cancer awareness campaign that unites thousands of clinicians, breast cancer survivors and communities, to celebrate hope for a cure and honor everyone affected by breast cancer through the joy of dance.

“We are absolutely delighted to have won the European Pink Glove Dance 2014 competition, especially as we were competing against much bigger hospitals from other countries. We were so lucky to have great support from all the staff at the clinic that really put their hearts into making this video and of course to everyone who voted for us,” said Jane Priestley of Clínica Bofill. “The prize money will be awarded to Oncolliga de Girona and will be destined specifically for breast cancer patients. We would encourage other hospitals and clinics to follow our example and participate in the contest next year – we had such fun making the video and I think it shows!”

The Clínica Bofill video received over 13,000 online votes, securing the grand prize winner title and a € 8,000 donation from Medline to the hospital’s breast cancer charity of choice, Oncolliga de Girona.

Sponsored by Medline — the creator of the YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance and manufacturer of the pink exam gloves — the competition included video submissions from hospitals, spanning 5 countries in Europe.

In addition to the grand prize winner, this year’s competition also awarded second and third place winners. Second place was awarded to Kliniken Essen-Mitte in Essen, Germany. The video from KEM Get’s Pink received over 11,000 votes and will be awarded a € 4,000 donation for their charity of choice, Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung.

Hôpital Cantonal de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland was awarded third place after receiving nearly 8,000 votes. They have chosen to donate their € 3,000 prize to Association savoir patient and Ligue genevoise contre le cancer.

About Medline’s Pink Glove Dance Campaign

Medline’s corporate mission is to improve the lives of patients and people and its breast cancer awareness campaign, including the Pink Glove Dance, is a natural extension of that mission. The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 Portland, Oregon hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today, the video has nearly 14 million views on YouTube®. With so many organizations wanting to participate in their own video, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition in 2011 and took it international in 2012 and 2013 with competitions in Australia and Europe respectively. In all, nearly 200,000 passionate people have danced in Medline Pink Glove Dance videos worldwide.

About Medline

As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products in the United States, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., U.S., Medline is a leading global health care company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services. Learn more at www.medline.com/uk.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Europe

Mallory Phillips
International Communication Manager
+31 (0) 26 312 72 34
mallory.phillips@medline.com

United States
John Marks
+1 (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com

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