pink glove wall

The graffiti wall behind Bentley Hall is one of the familiar campus spaces featured in the nursing students' Pink Glove Dance video

Photographer: Jody Grenert

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Nursing students video vying for votes in national competition

Online voting ends Oct. 26

Ohio University's campus, students, faculty and staff are the stars of an online video in a national competition that aims to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

The senior class in OHIO's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program created the video in September for the competition, called the Pink Glove Dance. The spot features several groups of Bobcats, including
the Marching 110, sporting pink gloves and strutting their stuff at familiar campus locations to the song "Down," by Jay Sean.

Makers of the top three videos in the competition – as determined by viewer voting – will be able to direct a donation to their favorite charity: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second and $2,000 for third. The OHIO students have picked Susan G. Komen for the Cure Columbus and officials from the charity will be visiting campus to talk to the students.

Online voting takes place Oct. 12 to 26.

Beyond helping their charity, the nursing seniors are hoping that whatever numbers their video racks up will help raise awareness of breast cancer. Statistics show that one in eight U.S. women will develop the disease and that it will claim a life every 12 minutes.

The video contest was launched three years ago by Medline, a medical supply company, and the original video has since generated more than 13 million views on YouTube, according to the competition's Web site.

To view or vote on the video, go to