Medline launches second European Pink Glove Photo Competition


Unique campaign promotes breast cancer awareness through photos

Arnhem, August 08, 2017 – After a successful first Pink Glove Photo Competition in 2016 Medline decided to launch the second Pink Glove Photo Competition this year to unite healthcare professionals, patients, survivors and communities across Europe to celebrate hope for a cure and honor those affected by the disease.

Medline’s corporate mission is to improve the lives of patients and people by creating breast cancer awareness and promoting early detection. In 2016 Medline made a very conscious decision to create more awareness for breast cancer through launching its first Pink Glove Photo Competition on Facebook. Administrators, nurses, breast cancer survivors and community members dressed in pink exam gloves to take a picture for breast cancer awareness and people around the globe voted for their favourite photo. The campaign was a great success with more than 12,000 Facebook likes in total.

To register for the Pink Glove Photo Competition 2017, go to our Facebook page. Here you can also find more information about the rules, download the consent form and to see the participant photos from last year. Results will be announced October 16 2017; the winning image will be featured as the cover photo on the contest Facebook page and also win a €1,000 donation to a breast cancer charity of choice. The winning image will also be used for all 2018 promotional materials both in print and on all Medline European websites.

Important dates:

May 1, 2017                            Period for the registration and submission of entries begins
September 8, 2017                 Period for the registration ends
September 29, 2017               Period for the submission of entries ends
October 9, 2017                      Voting Period begins
October 16, 2017                    Voting Period ends and the winner announcement

This year the following countries are eligible to take part: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Visit the competition Facebook page for more details.


About Medline International

Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline’s corporate mission to help save lives through early detection. Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company’s unique breast cancer education campaign. The introduction of the pink gloves helps take the scary out of detection exams and reminds nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with patients. Medline International is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical and surgical supplies. Headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, the company has direct sales representatives across Europe that support a broad product line and serve as dedicated points of contact for customers. Medline delivers a robust product portfolio and patient-care solutions to help healthcare providers perform at their very best. Medline International is a part of Medline Industries, Inc. a global healthcare company providing medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Learn more at

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