PORTLAND, Ore. -- After the first Pink Glove Dance quickly became a global phenomenon, the video creators have decided to launch another project which stars Portland breast cancer survivors.
"Pink Glove Dance - The Sequel" was created to raise even more awareness about breast cancer and early detection. On Thursday morning, it was posted on YouTube, and the video views started racking up fast. In comparison, the first Pink Glove Dance has been viewed more than 11.5 million times since it was posted on YouTube in 2009.
This latest video opens with scenes filmed at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland and includes stars from the first Pink Glove Dance. Then, it rotates to new scenes filmed at other hospitals across the nation and in Canada. In all, it features more than 4,000 health care workers wearing the gloves at work, along with many breast cancer survivors. It runs just over four minutes long.
Medline, the company that makes the pink gloves, created the concept and produced both videos, which are only marketed online but have been watched by millions.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every pink glove is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.
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Background: Pink Glove Dance becomes a viral sensation