The latest viral video to become a hit on YouTube is not only entertaining, it’s saving lives. It’s called the “Pink Glove Dance” and it was put together by an unlikely group of performers.
The video features more than 200 doctors, nurses, lab technicians, administrators and kitchen and janitorial staff from the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. In the video, they all wear pink latex gloves, and they dance and sing to Jay Sean’s R&B song “Down.”
The video was shot at the hospital early last month to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer. A portion of sales from the pink gloves, made by Medline Industries in Illinois, will provide mammograms for uninsured women. The company also produced the video.
As of Thursday morning, the "Pink Glove Dance" had been viewed by more than 2.7 million people, with more than 4,000 leaving comments including everything from, “This is perfect! Made me smile so much I watched it two more times!!!” to “What a wonderful idea. I just finished breast cancer treatment. I could not stop crying. Thank you for thinking of us.”
Two dozen of the ‘dancers’ will appear on Fox and Friends on Tuesday, Dec. 8.