Taking the Pink Glove Dance overseas
Tom Dolan has worked for non-profits for more than 20 years. He’s driven to help those battling cancer.
"It does mean a lot to me to work here, and to be able to say what we’re doing is making a difference and trying to get an end to cancer," said Dolan.
Dolan wanted to share that drive with Uganda. He says education is exactly what people need over there and a program called "Beyond Uganda" is a great start.
"I started doing a little bit of research on cancer in Uganda. It’s kind of out of control. It’s running rampant," said Dolan.
Here’s a look at how rampant that number really is. They planned on screening 200 people but actually more than 400 got screened on that trip. Dolan says about 20 of those were diagnosed with cancer.
While in Uganda Dolan also brought the Pink Glove Dance with him.
"We knew we had a bunch of gloves and some of them were pink. We said let’s get the kids to, you know kids love to sing and dance, and so we gave them the pink gloves and they decided they wanted to be a part of it," said Dolan.
He says while they had a lot of fun, they also learned a lot about serious illness. It’s a trip he says he’ll remember forever.
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