The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.
The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that this Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.
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.
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May 31, 2013
Music is magical. It can inspire, it can soothe, it can energize. For patients, music can serve as a vital outlet, a medium to express your anger, frustration, fear and joy. It has even been found to have a physical benefit for patients. Throughout my treatment for leukemia, music was a constant. Sometimes I used […]
May 15, 2013
Article written by: Michele McDonald at George Mason University Funded by volleyball teams nationwide, a new study released this week shows success in pinpointing individualized treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer, according to George Mason University researchers. The Side-Out Foundation’s pilot study is part of a cutting-edge approach to personalized medicine that looks beyond […]
June 14, 2013
For club teams that raise $2,200 or more, The Side-Out Foundation and Junior Volleyball Association are donating one club director annual JVA membership. That means coaches can have access to all that the JVA has to offer at no cost for 1 year! If the club director is already a JVA member, he/she has the […]
January 16, 2013