What a Glorious Night: I Really Dig Pink!!!

Author: Gloria Dunetz
October 12, 2008

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Last night was Annandale High School’s Dig Pink event. Rick is the Girl’s Volleyball Team’s head coach. It was spectacular. It was powerfully poignant for me and found it very difficult to control my emotions already ragged from my disease. My son, Rick created the Dig Pink miracle and seeing it played out like that was so touching to me and I felt so loved and cherished. All the money in the world cannot buy that feeling and I will hold it warmly in my heart. In my mind I’ve always felt that here had to be a reason for me to be re-diagnosed with Breast Cancer, some plan, somehow something positive!! I experienced that reason last night. There are over 700 high school and college volleyball teams throughout our country wanting to donate, wanting to help eradicate this horrible disease that impacts so many lives. Wanting to make the fight against Breast Cancer public with strong statements of support both verbally and donations. Dig Pink!!! That’s enough reason for me. I will live as long as I am supposed to live but now I have a legacy. That legacy is the gift my son Rick has given me!

Our nation is going through all kinds of crises now and yet, all over the United States, people want the opportunity to help by donating to this cause through Dig Pink because they’ve been touched personally or closely in their lives and because they know that we must demand that more research be done in order to find new and better ways to deal with eradicating this disease. Chemotherapy and Radiation have been the only game in town for Breast Cancer men and woman who want to live and yes, we are LIVING WITH CANCER in greater numbers. The research must continue to find alternative methods and ways of using chemotherapy without destroying good cells thus improving the quality of life for the patient. People struggling with Metastatic Breast Cancer are not offered enough clinical trial opportunities and we must encourage researchers to address that problem as well.


  • Crystal Arcilla

    I lost my sister-in-law, Liza, from Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer last May 23rd. She was only 34 years old and had 2 small kids. She fought for 3 years and we thought she was doing well until last February. Everything went down hill after that. Breast cancer is such a terrible disease but Liza’s mentality was to never give up. Part of what she meant was to never give up on research. We have to find a cure and I’m thankful for charity events like Dig Pink.

    Continue to live positive!

  • Hi Crystal – Your story unfortunately is more common than you know. Through DIG PINK we hope to be able to focus attention and funds to help eradicate Breast Cancer entirely! It’s a tall order but my Oncologist Dr. Nicholas Robert is on our Medical Board as well as Dr. Edminson and Dr. Van Hoff to make sure that the monies donated by DIG PINK’s go the most promising research being done. I hope in your lifetime this disease will be just an ugly memory. Thanks so much for writing on my blog. It means a lot to me. Gloria