European Pink Glove Competitions
To raise breast cancer awareness, Medline launched the original Pink Glove Dance in 2009. Now, Medline hosts Pink Glove Competitions in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The Pink Glove Competitions have become an international, inspirational phenomenon. The goal of these competitions is to raise awareness about breast cancer, create smiles amongst the people fighting, honour hospital staff and increase funding for the cure, all while wearing pink gloves.
In 2013 the first Pink Glove Competition took place in Europe. Medline hosted the Pink Glove Dance Competition, uniting clinicians, survivors and communities in a unique way to support breast cancer awareness and prevention through the spirit of dance.
In 2016 Medline Europe launched its very first Pink Glove Photo Competition. The goal was simple: each participant (anyone who works in healthcare) could take a picture involving Medline’s pink gloves to promote breast cancer awareness. The picture that received the most votes, i.e. likes, on Facebook was the winner, and the winning image was featured until the next competition began. The Pink Glove Photo Competition is now here to stay; it is hosted every year in Europe!
Due to the ongoing pandemic, and in recognition of the increased demand for healthcare workers’ time and services, we have decided to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Pink Glove Photo Competitions. We will continue them as soon as the situation stabilises.