Month: October 2015

Blocking: Stay Low and Go by Tod Mattox

Blocking Drill During one Bishop’s High School practice, coach Tod Mattox works with the younger middle blockers on closing more efficiently to the outside blocker. His senior middle, Gretchen Cash, is very good at blocking, but the younger middles are still bending their knees and going down before their jump. That wastes time and often …

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Oakton High School Raises Nearly $12,000 at Dig Pink® Rally Oakton Freshmen

Oakton High School Raises More Than $12,000 at Dig Pink® Rally

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 20, 2015 — The Oakton High School girls volleyball teams hosted their 10th Annual Dig Pink® Rally yesterday, raising more than $12,000 for The Side-Out Foundation, which supports metastatic breast cancer research. Side-Out has raised nearly $10 million in 10 years, with much of these funds coming from Dig Pink® events hosted …

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Beyond the Disease: Getting to Know the Patients Holley Kitchen

Beyond the Disease: Getting to Know the Patients

This week, we focused our blog posts on metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage 4 breast cancer. We shared facts about the disease (Learning More About Metastatic Breast Cancer), addressed why stage 4 patients feel marginalized within the breast cancer community (Bringing Metastatic Breast Cancer Out of the Shadows) and touched on the lack …

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metastatic breast cancer research

The State of Research for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Approximately 2 percent of cancer research focuses on metastatic cancer of all different types. Research for metastatic breast cancer receives about 5 percent of that 2 percent. Since metastatic breast cancer affects 30 percent of all breast cancer patients, Metavivor has proposed that metastatic breast cancer research receive 30 percent of the breast cancer research …

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Learning More About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Learning More About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 13th is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. You may already know that the funds you raise for The Side-Out Foundation support metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer. Maybe you read the story of Detective Julie Tremblay we posted recently, learning there is no stage 5. Perhaps you also saw the video Holley Kitchen …

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