European Pink Glove Competitions
To raise breast cancer awareness, Medline launched the original competition, the 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 search 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.
Later, 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, would be the winner, and the winning image would be featured until the next competition began.
However, due to the ongoing pandemic, and in recognition of the increased demand for healthcare workers’ time and services, the 2020 and 2021 Pink Glove Photo Competitions were cancelled. The competition will return as soon as the situation stabilises.