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Medline announces the winner of the 2016 Pink Glove Photo Competition

Unique campaign promotes breast cancer awareness through photos

Arnhem, the Netherlands, October 21, 2016 - Medline’s first Pink Glove Photo Competition has received more than 12,000 Facebook likes in total and the winner is now declared. Administrators, nurses, breast cancer survivors and community members dressed in pink exam gloves to take a picture for breast cancer awareness and people around the globe have been voting for their favourite photo.

Medline’s corporate mission is to improve the lives of patients and people by creating breast cancer awareness and promoting early detection. This year Medline made a very conscious decision to create more awareness for breast cancer through launching a Pink Glove Photo competition on Facebook. The voting period lasted from October 3 to October 19 and in total, 5 different countries (Spain, Greece, France, Germany and Italy) participated, submitting 9 pink photos. The competition was fierce with a steep increase of likes during the last two weeks of the competition, but the likes show a clear winner. Medline is pleased to announce that the photo submission from Clìnica Bofill from Girona, Spain has won with more than 6,000 likes.

Clìnica Bofill submitted a powerful image and essay, “this photograph represents being alive and wanting to continue feeling alive! So after winning the battle, the perfect imperfections that are left on my body do not make me want to stop smiling and loving what life represents. I am happy – I am missing a breast – so what? A caress, a kiss, a hug – the best emotional medicine you can receive. I love life!”

The winning image is now featuring as the cover photo on the contest Facebook page. The image will also be used for all 2017 promotional materials for the next Pink Glove Photo competition.

Medline would like to thank every participant in the 2016 European Pink Glove Photo competition. We are truly amazed at the creativity and passion that shines through each photo.

About Medline International
Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline’s corporate mission to help save lives through early detection. Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company’s unique breast cancer education campaign. The introduction of the pink gloves helps take the scary out of detection exams and reminds nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with patients. Medline International is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical and surgical supplies. Headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, the company has direct sales representatives across Europe that support a broad product line and serve as dedicated points of contact for customers. Medline delivers a robust product portfolio and patient-care solutions to help healthcare providers perform at their very best. Medline International is a part of Medline Industries, Inc. a global healthcare company providing medical and surgical supplies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Learn more at


Mallory Phillips
International Communication Manager
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