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Dig Pink raises $773 for breast cancer research
October 14, 2011SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
Dig Pink at San Jacinto College raises $773 for breast cancer research
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- October 11, 2011
PASADENA, Texas — The Dig Pink volleyball tri-match at San Jacinto College Central on Saturday raised $773 in donations for the Side-Out Foundation.
Proceeds from the event, which included a silent auction of a Gary Kubiak autographed Texans football, were donated toward research to find a cure for breast cancer. A moment of silence was held prior to the start in honor of survivors and those who are battling the disease, as well as those who have lost their fight with breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in which Dig Pink is held each year by middle school, high school, and collegiate teams across the nation to increase awareness and raise donations to support research to find a cure. The Side-Out Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.
The San Jacinto College volleyball team, ranked sixth in the nation, won 3-0 against Coastal Bend College (25 - 12, 25 - 12, 25 - 19) and Hill College (25 - 12, 25 - 13, 26 - 24). Hill College defeated Coastal Bend College 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-13).
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.