Reading Hospital in national competition to raise money for breast cancer awareness
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 07:51:54 PM CDT
Be brave. That is the message staff members at Reading Hospital are trying to send during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Almost 300 staff members from 18 different departments entered a video into a national competition to raise money for a Berks County breast cancer non-profit organization.
"To see all of those people out front of the hospital that were interested in the same cause was great. To see how many survivors we had was amazing," said Reading Hospital RN Deanna Reber.
The staff spent five days filming the video, all with the goal of entering it into a national contest and raising money for the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County.
"There is not enough research. There is not enough anything really. So we wanted to have a way to involve our community and have a way to promote breast cancer awareness," said Reading Hospital RN Samantha Bailey.
Staff members in black shirts are supporters and those in pink are survivors or those who are currently fighting the disease.
"If you have breast cancer keep fighting. If you do not have cancer or have a strong family history of it, then you really need to make sure you get tested," said Bailey.
They have been gathering votes the whole month of October. And if they make it to first place, they win $25,000.
"Just keep voting," said Bailey.
The deadline for voting is November 8.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
'Frustrated' teen mom threw infant against wall, police say
Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'
2 Allentown men arrested in connection with stabbing
Nazareth Borough Council taking hard look at police chief
Man charged with a felony for defrauding The Home Depot store
Two behind bars after drug bust in Reading
Police: Man inappropriately touched 8-year-old girl
Boater charged in drowning deaths of 2 best friends
Israel finds body of missing seminary student from New Jersey
Businesses displaced by hockey arena: How are they doing now?