ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The nurses at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Infusion Center were infused with energy this week as they got down to the Git Up Dance by Blanco Brown.
“We pretty much dance non stop around here, we dance for patients when its their birthday, when its their last treatment, their first treatment, we dance on Fridays we dance on Tuesdays,” said Rene Bishop.
These nurses were responding to a music video made by fellow nurses in the cancer unit on 7 South in the main hospital.
“They challenged us and of course we’ll never turn down a challenge in the Infusion Center so of course we said challenge accepted,” said Bishop.
The idea is to use their giddy up to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Joining the nurses were a couple patients currently going through treatment.
“Well children are really resilient so I think they get motivated and it gives them some strength when we are able to incorporate having a good time and it may not always be something sad or hard that you are coming into, it will give them something to look forward to,” said nurse Tracy Mouring.
Chabdieliz Gonzalez, 17, may be tethered to a machine but it didn’t stop her from two stepping.
“It was very exciting, they asked me and I was like ‘Yep I’m doing it,” said Gonzalez.
Apparently these dancers didn’t put on their bug spray, which is a good thing, because Lightning Mascot Thunderbug also dropped in.
“Very good for a giant bug,” said patient Joseph Matos as he critiqued the giant insect’s moves.
Next up the Infusion Center is now challenging their friends in Environmental Services.