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Banner Lassen Medical Center staff dance for breast cancer awareness


SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2012) – The Pink Glove Dance is spreading … to Banner Lassen Medical Center.

More than 80 staff members at Banner Lassen Medical Center star in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video was submitted to a national competition to determine the best Pink Glove Dance video of 2012. The song used in Banner Lassen Medical Center’s video is “Evacuate the Dance Floor,” by Cascada. An interesting side note is that the artist gave permission to use this song specifically for the Pink Glove Dance competition. This is the second annual competition sponsored by Medline Industries, producer of the original Pink Glove Dance video.

As part of the Pink Glove Dance 2012 competition, Banner Lassen Medical Center video will be posted on on Oct. 12, along with the videos of the other participants to be viewed by the public. Viewers can vote on their favorite video (voting requires a Facebook® account). The top three winners receive a donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice; Banner Lassen Medical Center has chosen Relay for Life, Susanville. The winners will be announced Nov. 2, on

“Once we saw the original video and all the ones from last year’s competition, we immediately wanted to get involved to help make a difference at our facility, in our community and even around the country,” said Theresa Ritz, entry spokeswoman for Banner Lassen Medical Center. “Our employees were so excited and inspired to be part of our own Pink Glove Dance. It was not only a lot of fun to participate but the awareness and discussion about breast cancer that we hope to create from the video is the real satisfaction we’re hoping to take away from this experience.”    

Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif., originally opened in 1883 as Lassen County Hospital.  A 25-bed, critical access hospital, Banner Lassen offers quality care, close to home. In addition to providing our patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment, Banner Lassen offers a wide range of programs and services to aid in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. We offer private rooms and home-like birthing suites.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

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