Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pink Glove Dance

If you haven't seen or heard of the pink glove dance, I guess you've been off the planet for the past couple of months. Let me get you up to date.
The video showcases more than 200 hospital workers from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR dancing in Medline's pink gloves. It became a YouTube phenom and has been seen by over 500 million people. The YouTube video has been featured on CNN, ABC, Fox and many other local stations across the country.
I am proud to say my husband works for Medline. When someone purchases the Generation Pink Gloves, Medline donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.
Check out the video:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Team Piggy '09 That's a wrap!

Wow! It came and went so fast. We fundraised, we trained (a little) and we walked. Was the 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day everything I'd hoped? So much and more! As a team we raised....drum roll, please....$14,495.61! Truly amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped us make our goals. We appreciate every dollar that was donated, every item that was donated for our garage sale and online auction and we appreciate every hug and word of encouragement you gave us along the way.

Team Piggy '09 will go down in history as a team of six. My sister in law, Debbi, the veteran who is a wonderful leader. Her niece, Caiti, who as the youngest, kept us smiling the entire time. And my wonderful aunt and cousins. Judy, Stephanie and April. I am so glad we shared the 3-Day experience together. For was a wonderful time to reflect. Along the route there were small reminders of mom. Little things that would randomly "show up" so I knew she was with me. Check out the video of Team Piggy at the 2009 San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day: