Vote for the NZ entry in the Pink Glove Dance competition

( The passionate staff at Henderson Medical Centre has created a humorous video to help raise funds for the NZ cancer charity ‘Look Good Feel Better’.

Henderson Medical Centre has entered their ‘Dancing with the Scars’ video into the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance competition.

‘Dancing with the Scars’ is competing against nine other videos across New Zealand and Australia for the chance to win $10,000 for the nominated breast cancer charity of their choice.

The concept for the ‘Dancing with the Scars’ video was born from the statistic that one in nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. The video uses humour to communicate that early detection is key to women being diagnosed at an early stage where treatment is most effective. The judges in the video represent health professionals involved in breast cancer screening and treatment, and provide feedback to the contestants. The ‘Dancing with the Scars’ video is a parody of a global TV series, which ends with the question ‘who will be the one’? Because you never know when breast cancer will happen to you.

Henderson Medical Centre’s Nurse Manager, Sneha Haughey said their very first entry has been popular with voters and is testament to the determination of staff to be part of a cause that is close to the hearts of many staff, family members and patients alike.

“Breast cancer is frighteningly common and working in primary care means that we see the devastating effects it has on individuals, families and even communities. Our hope is that women will feel empowered to look after their bodies and stay vigilant in the fight against breast cancer,” Sneha said.

“Our entry is true to the Kiwi spirit and I think voters will appreciate that. We have used nothing but our own time, energy and talents to write, choreograph, video, edit and promote our video. Most importantly now, we must get as many votes as New Zealanders can muster to win the competition for Look Good Feel Better. It would just make our day if the little guys win one over on the Aussies!” she said.

To win the Trans Tasman competition, Henderson Medical Centre is now in the hands of the voting public. Voting for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance is open to the public now, until Tuesday 23 September. You can vote once per day.

The Pink Glove Dance is an annual competition run by Medline in Australasia, Europe and America. Each year entrants submit a video to help promote breast cancer awareness and the chance to win $10,000 for their nominated charity of choice.

So please vote for Henderson Medical Centre’s video, so we can raise $10,000 for the local cancer charity ‘Look Good Feel Better’!

Media Release on 16 September 2014 by Henderson Medical Centre

Sneha Haughey, Henderson Medical Centre
Phone: (09) 837 1110