Dig Pink is a movement started by the Side-Out Foundation to raise money for cancer research, and it’s centered around the sport of volleyball. How can you get involved? Here are 5 ways:
1. Make and Sell Pink Fan T-Shirts
Who doesn’t love to wear pink? Whether you’re a high school, college or club program, you can give your traditional look a new color palette with pink shirts, hats or towels for fans and/or players. Selling pink, breast cancer research-themed apparel is a quick, relatively low-effort way to raise money for the Dig Pink cause, and even those donating get to make a cool fashion statement in return.
2. Organize A School- or City-Wide Dig Pink GameDay
Side-Out hosts a yearly rally of Dig Pink events across the country to raise money for breast cancer research, and there’s no better way to show off your new pink wardrobe! Organize a Dig Pink match for your school or local community, encouraging the crowd to sport their pink gear and donate at the door. You can learn more on the Side-Out website here.
3. Learn More About Side-Out Protocol and Breast Cancer Treatment
“Side-Out” isn’t just the name of an organization. It’s actually a protocol for treating cancer by individualizing each patient’s treatment and focusing on precision in targeting cancerous cells. Side-Out says that the protocol would “reduce side effects and improve quality of life.” Learning more about the details of cancer treatment is a great way to take full advantage of Dig Pink’s increased platform for educating people about the realities of breast cancer. You can read more on the Side-Out site here.
4. Auction or Raffle Off Pink Apparel, Game Tickets, Autographs or Meet & Greets
Apart from just selling merchandise, raffles can be a fun way to raise money while giving away a wide range of Dig Pink-themed items. It can include tangible prizes like shirts, hats, posters or volleyballs, or it can include insider extras like game tickets, meet & greets with top athletes, facility tours or the opportunity for fans to play a fun match alongside your team.
5. Become a Side-Out Ambassador
Side-Out offers an ambassador program to interested students, who learn more about breast cancer and related issues, help organize events and raise money, and gain valuable volunteer experience. You can learn more about that program on the Side-Out website.