About Side-Out

In volleyball, “side-out” means regaining control of the ball. Similarly, The Side-Out Foundation helps people with breast cancer regain control of their lives.

Side-Out directly funds “game-changing” breast cancer research and support. We raise millions that fund our own cutting-edge clinical trials at renowned medical institutions. This unique approach is successfully extending the lives of people with stage 4 breast cancer. A portion of the money raised through Side-Out also goes to high-quality support services for cancer patients and their families. Learn more about our research.

Side-Out empowers young athletes. Through Dig Pink® and other programs, Side-Out coaches thousands of young people in skills such as teamwork, leadership and perseverance, and gives them opportunities to live meaningful and healthy lives. Side-Out also awards scholarships that encourage students to continue a life of setting and achieving their goals. Learn more about the Side-Out Ambassador Program.

Side-Out uses the power and teamwork of the volleyball community to beat cancer. Side-Out has started a powerful movement within the volleyball community. Each year, tens of thousands of volleyball players, coaches and families across the country join together to participate in Side-Out programs. Together, they support the development of treatments that are giving stage 4 breast cancer patients more quality time with their families and getting them closer to the day we find a cure.

Learn more about how you can get involved.

Our Mission

The Side-Out Foundation, founder of Dig Pink®, teams with the volleyball community to inspire science and hope in the match against breast cancer.

News & Notes


The World’s Largest Volleyball Event is Digging Pink

Eleanor Kent

The Side-Out Foundation is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Amateur Athletic Union during the …

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Focus on Our Donors: In Memory of Diana Heller

Julie Matthews

Late last year, we received notification that a donor made a very generous gift to The Side-Out Foundation in her will. …

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Make a Promise. Have Their Back. Change a Life.

Josh Bryant

Every year as club season rolls around and our team here at Side-Out looks to make a positive impact on players and …

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Talking Science with April Ross with Dr. Spetzler

Talking Science with April Ross

Julie Matthews

April Ross is, like Ron Burgundy, “kind of a big deal”. People know her. So of course we were super …

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