Residents, loved ones and caregivers at Plymouth Village, a continuing care retirement community in Redlands, are seeking votes for their Pink Glove Dance video to raise donations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Our videotaping was memorable and meaningful because of the intergenerational input,"organizers of the Plymouth Village video say on their Pink Glove Dance webpage.
"Our youngest pink glove dancer being 6 years old and dancing for her Great-grandma, a cancer survivor and our oldest dancer, being in her 90s, who knows the affects that breast cancer has had on so many over the course of her life.
"We shared our stories of those diagnosed and treated, and I'm sure as we went home the day of our taping, some of us felt a bit of sadness that we had lost someone we cherished. For those of us who were able to participate, the honor will never be forgotten. For our loved ones and friends who lost their battle with breast cancer, we danced in their memory."
The video is listed on the Pink Glove Dance site as ABHOW-Plymouth Village. ABHOW stands for American Baptist Homes of the West, the name of the corporation that manages Plymouth Village, which bills itself as nonprofit and non-sectarian.
The first Pink Glove Dance video was made in 2009 to raise breast cancer awareness, and it has generated more 13 million YouTube views to date. The online Pink Glove Dance video competition carries on the tradition and seeks to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more information or to make a donation, visit dev.pinkglovedance.com.
Plymouth Village was established more than 50 years ago and offer 4 levels of care, according the community's website. The street address is 900 Salem Drive. For more info about Plymouth Village visit www.plymouthvillage.org.