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As 2020 is the year of the nurse, and the Exceptional Nurse Campaign is challenging all South African nurses to join them in dancing to the Ndlovu Youth Choir’s new song “We Will Rise”.


South Africa (17 August 2020) –  Calling on all nurses around South Africa – are you ready to dance? The Exceptional Nurse Campaign is very excited to partner with the award-winning Ndlovu Youth Choir, to announce the #WeWillRise Dance Challenge for Hospital Heroes.

2020 was officially declared the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth on the 12th of May. The Covid19 pandemic has highlighted the incredibly selfless work that nurses all around the world undertake on a daily basis.

“When I heard the Ndlovu Youth Choir’s latest song – We Will Rise – I knew this was a song that we needed to be part of to help uplift the spirits of the exceptional nursing staff we have in South Africa,” says Sister Teresa Basson, founder of the Exceptional Nurse Campaign.

“We are very excited that the choir have partnered with us on this project and allowed us to dedicate this song and dance challenge to the nurses of our country!”

The Frere Hospital in East London was first off the starting blocks and have submitted their #WeWillRise Dance Challenge video and are challenging nurses all over the country to put their dance teams together and get a video in.

So how do you get involved? Design your moves, put on your shoes, round up your team and DANCE to the DREAM. Find The Exceptional Nurse Facebook page, post your video and nominate 2 other hospitals to accept your challenge. There are great prizes to be won. A judging panel of members from both the Exceptional Nurse Campaign and the Ndlovu Youth Choir will choose the top 3 finalists, after which the public will be called upon to choose the final winner.

You can find the music and lyrics of the “We Will Rise” song by the Ndlovu Youth Choir below.

To enter your team in the #WeWillRise Dance COMPETITION, email The Exceptional Nurse Campaign at:, Website – or Facebook – TheExceptionalNurseCampaign

Sources: Press Release 
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