Dig Pink Match Set For Saturday
Oct. 10, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
The UNLV volleyball program and thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally this season. The Rebels will do their part on Saturday, Oct. 15 when they host the Air Force Falcons in the Cox Pavilion at 1:00 pm.
Dig Pink® events give spectators the opportunity to become involved in making donations to the cause and by pinking out the events (i.e. donning pink to show their support). Admission will be $2.00 for all fans.
The Rebels have actively been collecting donations before they celebrate the event Saturday afternoon when they will don pink warm-ups before changing into pink jerseys for the match.
Throughout the country high school and college teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raise funds to further research.
The Side-Out Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services.
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 their dreaded disease, thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives.