Why would perfectly sane and incredibly busy Eden Alternative care partners agree to dance in a YouTube video viewed around the world? The short answer is to help raise awareness for a good cause — breast cancer. But there’s more to the story behind the “Pink Glove Dance“, which has generated 13 million views on YouTube and inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of health care organizations to join the dance.
Eden Alternative Registered West Jordan Care Center in Utah is proud to submit a video in the national Medline Pink Glove Dance competition. As a non-profit organization West Jordan enjoys giving back to the community in any way possible and the staff and residents report having a great time making this video.
Please visit PinkGloveDance.com and vote for West Jordan’s video by clicking the “Like” button.
Caring for the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, West Jordan Care Center is home to 82 residents. As one of the only residential care centers in Utah specializing in the care of those with complex medical conditions and intellectual or developmental disabilities, West Jordan has been a leader in advancing best practices in long term care.
As an Eden Alternative home, West Jordan Care Center believes that relationships are the foundation of quality care and lead to a life worth living. Through the implementation of the Eden philosophy, care partner staff promote companionship, opportunities for individuals to give care, and an environment rich in variety and spontaneity.
Since launching August 1, the Pink Glove contest received submissions from over 135 nursing homes, hospitals, schools and organizations competing for online votes. The organization with the top number of votes wins $10,000 to be donated to their breast cancer research charity of choice.
Voting begins October 3 and ends October 21. The winner is announced on October 28.
Watch the original Pink Glove Dance that started it all!