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Dig Pink makes a real difference for players, patients, and communities. Each event raises funds that directly support our revolutionary research program and spreads word of our mission to the people in your community who could use our support. If you’re ready to make a real difference, a Dig Pink event is the perfect opportunity to gain advocacy and community organizing skills by harnessing the sport you love to make a big impact.

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Our step-by-step process and dedicated representatives have helped athletes, parents, and coaches across the US host over 9,000 Dig Pink events. From middle school volleyball teams to NCAA to adult leagues, anyone can host a Dig Pink event. Here’s how it works.

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Pick a Game

Select a game to dedicate to metastatic breast cancer research and awareness. Notify your opponents, school, coaches, players, and parents to build excitement.

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Spread the Word

Use our templates or create your own to tell your friends, family, and community about your upcoming Dig Pink event and how it’ll give more time to those with metastatic breast cancer.

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Raise Money for Research

Sell Dig Pink accessories, swag, organize bake sales, or conduct raffles at the event. There are so many ways to drive attendance, donations, and breast cancer awareness!

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Honor Your Community

Whether you put together a slideshow of those lost or honor survivors at halftime, help your community support and remember those impacted by all stages of breast cancer.

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The Side-Out Story

After Rick’s mother Gloria was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Rick and his father Bryant started the Side-Out Foundation to challenge the healthcare community. They believed if Side-Out could extend the lives of those living with the most advanced stage of breast cancer, they could really make a difference for anyone living with breast cancer in search of answers and treatment options. Rick was a high school varsity volleyball coach at the time, so sharing his mom’s story and fundraising for advanced metastatic breast cancer at volleyball events was the most logical first step.

In 18 years Dig Pink has raised more than $20 million dollars for Side-Out’s metastatic breast cancer clinical trials and created a community of advocates more than 9,000 teams strong. What started as our Founder Rick’s two passions colliding unexpectedly, has become an experience that anyone can connect with – not just volleyball players and coaches. Side Out’s greatest ambition is to cultivate life-long advocates, extending the lives of those living with advanced metastatic breast cancer, and revolutionizing the trajectory of breast cancer treatments forever.

Serving 1000 Patients

We’ve set an ambitious goal of enrolling 1,000 patients into our one of a kind MBC research program every year. Why? Because we want to make sure that every person who wants to take control of their MBC journey receives a precision medicine report that empowers them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.

The more people we’re able to enroll, the closer we can get to 100% accuracy in our reports. Enrolling 1,000 patients would accelerate our research and get us closer to changing the future of cancer care.

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Why They Love Dig Pink

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Connect with our awesome Community Engagement Leader for the Midwest, Amy Markland. Click the button below to schedule a one-on-one coommunication!

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