We dream of an end to cancer. Not just breast cancer, but all cancers. Albeit a noble cause and a worthwhile dream, it may seem an overwhelming task. Perhaps one of the most challenging of human behavior is taking action, especially if the goal is daunting. Nevertheless, the volleyball community adopted the mission of the Side-Out Foundation without hesitation.
You: the players, the coaches, the fans enabled Side-Out to reach out to local communities and to breast cancer patients nationwide. The Side-Out Protocol is your doing. You are absolutely having an impact. We are simply here to support you.
We approach each year anxious to absorb your energy and enthusiasm and to marvel at your ideas and commitment. You bring spirit and purpose to the sport of volleyball and hope to the cancer community. Thank you for continuing to give your time.
Each day brings new research and support, and we are confident that your efforts will leave a lasting mark on the lives of cancer patients and their families. No matter the obstacles or how lofty the goal, you decided to play for a cause. You should be proud. Always remember the wise words of a very important historic figure (Yoda), “Do or do not. There is no try.”