Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vote for Memorial, help it win $10,000

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Memorial Hospital University of Colorado Health
  • One scene from the video.

With a click, you can help Memorial Hospital University of Colorado Health win $10,000 as a donation to cancer research.

Go here to see the video Memorial produced with the help of 400 employees and volunteers. Even CEO Mike Scialdone got into the act. He made me laugh.

Memorial Hospital University of Colorado Health
  • Scialdone joins the fun, though low-key.

When you vote, don't look for Memorial; rather, Memorial's entry is under University of Colorado Health, Colorado Springs.

From the hospital's press release:

Memorial is participating in a national popularity contest in which hospitals show off their lighter sides via short, pink glove-themed YouTube videos in celebration of breast cancer awareness month. By visiting www.memorialhealthsystem.com and taking a moment to view the video and vote, people will help us raise $10,000 for the southeastern Colorado Chapter of Susan G. Komen. Voting ends Nov. 1.
HOW TO VOTE:
-Visit www.memorialhealthsystem.com or http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/vote.php
-Scroll down. Search for University of Colorado Health under “T-U.’’
- Click on “T-U”
-Find University of Colorado Health.
- Click on “Vote’’

More than 400 Memorial employees, doctors and volunteers — as well as therapy dogs and a horse named Sprout — donned pink to create an uplifting 3-minute, 45-second video that brings awareness to breast cancer.
One of our featured video starlets is 9-year-old Rhiannon McNab, a cancer patient and the granddaughter of Patti McNab, a cardio nurse at Memorial. Rhiannon gets credit for some of the choreography, and when she throws some punches as part of her routine, it’s not without meaning.
“This shows that I’m a fighter,’’ Rhiannon said during the filming.
Sloan Maes, director of oncology services for Memorial, said: “It is an opportunity to bring awareness to breast cancer, and to acknowledge that it is a journey full of hope — that’s the message that we want our video to portray.’’
The video was photographed and edited by Dylan Standish, an intern at Bourbon Street Video, with assistance from Richard Stamats, an employee for Sodexo, Memorial’s nutritional services contractor.

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