Somerset, NJ –
For the fourth straight season, the Northeast Conference, in conjunction with its volleyball playing institutions, will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink initiative to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
All fans attending the matches are encouraged to wear pink and proceeds from the four Northeast Conference matches will be distributed among research teams focused on target therapies and molecular profiling, as well as "living with cancer" organizations nationwide.
The Dig Pink Conference match-ups are:
Saint Francis (PA) at Robert Morris, Wednesday, October 3 - 7 p.m. at Sewall Center
Fairleigh Dickinson at Bryant, Sunday, Oct. 7 – 1 p.m. at Chace Wellness Center
St. Francis (NY) at LIU Brooklyn, Sunday, Oct. 28 – Wellness & Recreation Center
The Side-Out Foundation
The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. The organization's goal is to advance clinical trials, increase compassionate support services and educate communities. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.