West Shore Students Need Your Help In Breast Cancer Video Contest
Some West Shore Career-Technical District students are out to help fight breast cancer and are doing a little dance while they’re at it. And they need your help.
For the past two years, Medline Industries has sponsored a video dance contest to raise awareness for breast cancer and related research. Schools, healthcare professionals, and other organizations from across the country participate by creating dance videos with dancers wearing pink gloves and then submit the video in their Pink Glove Dance Contest. The video that garners the most votes will have $10,000 donated in their name to the cancer charity of their choice. Second place earns $5,000 and third place $2,000 to donate.
Teacher Dolores Martin and her students in West Shore’s Medical Office Management program saw this as a great opportunity to work together for a worthy cause and recruited students and staff from 10 other West Shore programs to participate in making a video.
Said Martin in her essay accompanying the video: “When I received an email advertising this competition, I thought what a great idea to bring students together for a great cause at the beginning of the school year...I began a discussion with my Medical Office Management students to see if they thought they could get their peers to put on some pink gloves and dance for breast cancer. The overwhelming response was YES.”
Each West Shore program that participated choreographed and practiced their portion of the dance. The students in the Interactive Media program were then recruited to film, edit, and produce the finished product, which is centered around Katy Perry’s song, “Part of Me.” Programs that participated in addition to Medical Office Management and Interactive Media were Biotechnology, Business Management, Community Training: Transition to Work, Community Training: Winking Lizard, Culinary Arts/ProStart, Early Childhood Education/Senior Services, Electronic Technology, Networking/Cisco, and Service Occupations Training.
Now it’s up to the community to help put the video over the top. Voting in the competition began on October 12 and concludes on October 26. Go to Medline’s web site at http://pinkglovedance.com/home and search for the West Shore Career-Technical District video. People from across the country will vote for the winning video.