LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Jennings American Legion Hospital employees put their dancing shoes on for a cause. Kellie Leger, a JALH employee, rallied her coworkers to dance with pink gloves to support breast cancer, but never expected such enthusiasm.
"It was overwhelming to me when we were filming to see where they involved survivors," said Leger.
The hospital staff danced to Jay Sean's hit song "Down" donning pink gloves in every scene with choreographed routines performed by everyone from surgeons to janitorial staff. The video went viral quickly and Fay Ardoin, a breast cancer survivor working at JALH, didn't expect such a big reaction.
"It was just amazing.. just amazing! I just got so many phone calls from people who saw it on youtube," said Ardoin.
The pink gloves are not just used in the video, JALH employees use them throughout the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. CEO of JALH Dana Williams was thrilled when she heard the idea to do a dance video.
"Initially there was a little concern because people were saying 'I don't know how to dance,'" explained Williams.
She said after the first few departments filmed their segments, it was a ripple effect with others eager to get their groove on.
"I know that everyone's life have been touched in some way by cancer…and so to see people who are normally very serious and very professional just stop for a moment, don the gloves and dance and say 'hey were here, this is what we're doing! We're about saving lives, but were also about just rejoicing.' You just cant help but be choked up," said Williams.
The pink gloves dance is a nation-wide dance-craze that benefits the American Cancer Society.
Just click on this link to see the full video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0fbyQHJmCI