Nov. 2, 2010
EASTON, Pa. -
The Lafayette volleyball team has completed its 2010 "Dig Pink" initiative, generating over $1,100 for the Side-Out Foundation through on-line donations as well as funds collected at Leopards' home matches throughout the month of October.
To begin the festivities, the Leopards were joined by special guest David Heard and his family for the Oct. 1 match against Bucknell. David, the son of Tom '91 and Susan Heard, is a student at Easton Area Middle School who is currently battling Neuroblastoma. David performed the coin toss and sat on the Lafayette bench as a Special Assistant Coach for the contest.
Over the past two seasons, the Leopards have raised over $2,200 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donations are still being accepted online at the Side-Out Foundation website.
Dig Pink is a national breast cancer awareness initiative started by the Side-Out Foundation and held annually during the month of October. This season, the Side-Out Foundation set a monetary goal of $1.5 million as well as a participation goal of 500 collegiate and 1,000 scholastic programs.
The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing compassionate support services and educating communities.