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Published on October 07, 2015

Tidelands Health, CCU to turn stadium into a sea of pink Saturday

Football players won’t be the only people in motion Saturday at Coastal Carolina University’s game against Presbyterian College.

Tidelands Health, the official health system of the CCU Chanticleers, and CCU will turn Brooks Stadium into a sea of pink – and Chanticleer teal –and give fans the opportunity to don pink gloves and dance for breast cancer awareness.

Everyone who attends the 2 p.m. game against Presbyterian will get a pink, latex-free exam glove. During Chauncey’s Interlude before the start of the third quarter, the crowd will break out the pink gloves and dance in the stands to raise awareness of breast cancer and show support for those who are fighting the disease.

 ”Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the Palmetto State,” said Pam Maxwell, Tidelands Health’s chief nursing officer. “The Pink Glove Dance is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer and to show our support for our friends, our neighbors and family members who are battling this disease.”  

The Pink Glove Dance phenomenon started six years ago when the team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., recorded a music video of staff members wearing pink gloves and dancing. The video was viewed by people around the world, and in 2011, Medline launched a video competition open to anyone who wanted to make a Pink Glove Dance video. Since that time, nearly 200,000 people have danced in the competition.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.