The Gustavus Adolphus volleyball team will be taking part in the “Dig Pink” initiative at the Gustavus vs. Saint Benedict volleyball match on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. Dig Pink is an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness headed by the Side-Out Foundation. In conjunction with the event, admission for Wednesday’s match is free as freewill donations accepted instead. Spectators are also encouraged to show their support for the event by wearing pink to the game.
Dig Pink is a Breast Cancer awareness rally being held all of October 2008 across the country in high schools and colleges. The name underscores the purpose of the organization — “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 and live them to the fullest.
All proceeds will be distributed among research teams focused on target therapies and molecular profiling as well as “living with cancer” organizations nationwide.