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Pink glove video needs votes to keep cancer dollars local

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The community is pulling together to try and win funds for the Russell Hill Cancer Foundation. The community is pulling together to try and win funds for the Russell Hill Cancer Foundation.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

It's a pink-gloved crowd performing a special version of the "wave" stadium activity earlier this season at the Austin/Decatur game.

The video of the event is part of a community effort to raise national dollars for breast cancer support which can stay at home. Tina Weeks worked on the concept.

"It's something I've kind of wanted to do for the last couple of years, but this just seemed like the right time to do it. Cancer is kind of the common denominator for everybody," said Weeks.

The video is part of a national contest. The hospital with the most votes wins.

Their community partnership involved local schools. Brewer, Hartselle, Austin and Decatur participated, as did the American Legion. Weeks said making the video was fun - but they want to win. 

"The winner gets $25,000 for the breast cancer charity of their choice," explained Weeks.

In this case, the charity of choice is the Russell Hill Cancer Foundation. Weeks said they need something to keep their chances high: continued votes.

"The next step is as simple as a few clicks on your computer," she said.

One person voting is recent breast cancer patient Deborah Blackmon. "I found the cancer by self examination," she said.

Not everyone knows how. "The pink glove video serves dual purposes, really. It brings awareness to breast cancer and there's also a monetary award for the facility that wins. So that's a winner in my book," said Blackmon.

To view the video and vote, visit the contest's website (http://bit.ly/1iIb4Zf).

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