Funds for the Scholarship Award will come from the Gloria Dunetz Memorial Fund.
The Gloria Dunetz Memorial Fund was created in the spring of 2011 to honor the memory of Gloria (“Glo”) Dunetz, the inspiration behind The Side-Out Foundation. A portion of funds received through the sale of Dig Pink® items will go toward the scholarship fund.
Gloria’s personal story of breast cancer has touched the lives of thousands of young athletes through Side-Out’s Dig Pink events. Most participants probably do not know the story behind the founding of the organization, and they most likely do not recognize Gloria’s name, but her struggle with breast cancer is what prompted Rick Dunetz to start Side-Out in 2004.
She was proud to inspire others, but her real wish was simply to live life and to spend more time with her family and friends. It is the hope of each Side-Out employee that our efforts will impact the futures of other cancer patients, so that they have the extra time Gloria so longed for.