Hospital vying for thousands of dollars to help with breast cancer

By Lara Yamada
Published On: Oct 15 2012 10:16:00 PM HST

Hundreds of staff members at Castle Medical Center transformed into "Dancing Divas" for a great cause.

Kailua, HI -

"This the day when it all starts over. A new beginning and a story to live," begins the song.

You see woman is watching and learning as Castle Medical Center staff members, partying in pink, staying positive, send a message to help their community protect itself against a deadly disease.

"We have an awesome staff," said Pauline Kalawai'a.

We found Kalawai'a, whose loved ones survived breast cancer, participating in the video and having fun with the rest of them.

"The whole hospital's excited. So, by word of mouth everybody's gotten really gotten into the project," she said.

The hospital entered the national Pink Glove Dance video competition, joining some 80,000 others worldwide to spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.

"Our message was really you won't dance alone. You're not in this by yourself. We want to make sure that we get the word out any way that we can," said Jasmine Rodriguez, who produced the video. 

The website went up Friday morning, shortly though after it went up, it shut down because of all the traffic. 

Hundreds of hospitals are participating in the competition.

Fortunately though, the company working on the project got Google to expand the bandwidth so the next day it was back up again for people to vote.

Hundreds of staffers and 36 departments at Castle participated, having tons of fun.

"Let's see the dance moves," KITV4 Reporter Lara Yamada asked Dr. Tay-Ing Yanq, who promptly repeated the dance he did in the video.

Call it busting a move, to take a bite out of breast cancer.

"It was a great experience and we hope to do it again next year," said Rodriquez.

Help Castle Medical Center win the "Pink Glove Dance" video competition and up to $10,000 by going to www.pinkglovedance.com

If they win, the money will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Hawaii. 

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