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GMC employees film 'pink glove' video for national contest

In this screen capture from Gwinnett Medical Center's 'Pink Glove Dance' YouTube video, employees dance on the helicopter pad.

In this screen capture from Gwinnett Medical Center's 'Pink Glove Dance' YouTube video, employees dance on the helicopter pad.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- David Hoang is many things: an anesthesia tech at Gwinnett Medical Center, a breakdancer, an amateur videographer.

Lately, though, those roles have combined in his quest to help the Lawrenceville hospital win a national competition and a healthy prize for Gwinnett's arm of the American Cancer Society.

"I ended up becoming David, the pink glove guy," Hoang, a Lawrenceville resident, said.

Hoang was the producer behind GMC's entry in the national "Pink Glove Dance" contest, which pits hospitals across the country against each other to see who can make the best music video. Choosing from a handful of songs, entrants compile videos of hospitals associates dancing and singing while wearing pink latex gloves.

It's all aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer research. The creator of the video with the most Facebook votes by Oct. 26 will receive $10,000 to donate to the breast cancer charity of its choice.

Cecilia White, a Snellville resident and operating room nurse at GMC for nine years, helped organize the project that ended up involving some 50 or so associates. From there, Hoang filmed segments around the hospital while the video's stars danced to Cascada's upbeat tune "Evacuate the Dance Floor."

"We didn't have a lot of time to put into it," White said. "David has skills."

The video -- which has a heavy dance influence from the viral sensation "Gangnam Style" -- is upbeat and enthusiastic, and even features several GMC surgeons, White said.

In one scene, a surgeon steps out of a Jeep wearing shades, pushes one dancer out of the way and busts his own moves.

"It was cool seeing a lot of the surgeons outside of their element," Hoang said. "I would never have known how fun they were."

Hoang, who also breakdances in the video, said he got footage over the course of a week in the time around his typical 3 to 11 p.m. shift, then spent about 12 hours editing it. His work can be seen -- and voted on -- by visiting pinkglovedance.com and clicking on the "vote now" link to find Gwinnett Medical Center's name.

Votes require a Facebook account.

More than 260 hospitals had entered the competition as of Tuesday. GMC finished seventh in the nation in last year's contest.

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