October 13, 2010

Holy Cross Volleyball To Hold Dig Pink Event On October 16

WORCESTER, Mass.­ – On Saturday, October 16, the Holy Cross volleyball team will hold a "Dig Pink" day at its match versus Bucknell at the Holy Cross Field House at 4:00 p.m. The Crusaders are raising money for breast cancer awareness online. To make a donation go to http://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/3652.

The Holy Cross volleyball program is excited to be part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. Education is key to increasing awareness and knowledge about the disease. The players, coaches, parents, volunteers, spectators and survivors will be in for a special evening. Please join us in if at all possible, and if you decide to attend, please wear something pink. Help us and the Side-Out Foundation raise funds and awareness in our fight against Breast Cancer!

This fall, thousands of teams from around the country are participating in the Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. High school and college teams are promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to further research. Dig Pink® events give spectators the opportunity to become involved by making donations to the cause and by pinking out the events (i.e. donning pink to show their support).

The Side-Out Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  It has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer research nationally through volleyball tournaments, clinics, and rallies.  Funds are currently devoted to cutting edge targeted therapies and molecular profiling.  Side-Out also devotes a portion of the funds to local and national cancer support organizations.

Its name underscores the purpose of the organization:  a "side-out" in volleyball occurs when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. Likewise in the war against breast cancer, the Side-Out Foundation will support health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men with this dreaded disease, thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives.