Author: Julie Matthews
December 26, 2013
A simple gesture from a stranger made my day, and we want you to do the same for other patients.
When you are in the hospital, mail delivery is a highlight of each day. I have a big box full of cards from when I was sick. Most are from friends and family, some are from friends of friends, and a couple are from strangers. One morning I noticed a handmade card on my breakfast tray. It was Valentine’s Day, and I had been in the hospital almost one month. It was such a pleasant surprise, a touching and happy way to break up the daily routine.
Join us in the first Dig Pink® Tour Hospital Cards Project! We will have a card drop box at each official Dig Pink Tour Stop, and the cards will be sent to oncology wards at hospitals in the city where each tournament is held.
Make it as simple or as fancy as you would like! The only guidelines we offer are:
Turn it into a club event! Bring some snacks, card making materials and create beautiful wishes for patients in the hospital. The cards will go to all cancer patients, not just those with breast cancer. There is no limitation on the number of cards a team may submit. Take photos while you make them and we’ll share them on the Side-Out Facebook page and pass them along to the hospitals, who may use them in hospital newsletters! Side-Out will be collecting cards at Capitol Hill Classic, Colorado Crossroads, Big South and the Nike Mideast Qualifier.
For more information about the Dig Pink Tour, visit digpinktour.org.