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Women's volleyball team helps raise money for breast cancer awareness, education

10/1/2012 —

Penn State Brandywine hosted the second annual Dig Pink Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 during their quad match on home court. This event was set up last year by Volleyball Head Coach Melissa Algeo to raise funds for the Side Out Foundation. The Side Out Foundation’s goal is to unite volleyball players and coaches, and have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services.

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Coach Algeo and her team are proud to support such a great cause and are excited to raise money to donate to a foundation that helps so many. Originally planned as a one-day event, this year the team decided to extend their efforts throughout the entire month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The unanimous decision according to Algeo was, “why one day when we could support and collect for 31!” With a fantastic start, the team has collected over $250 and is looking to raise over $1,500 by the end of October.

Penn State Brandywine Volleyball, on behalf of the Dig Pink Foundation, will be collecting donations at all home matches as well as on the website listed below. “No donation is too big or too small, and every penny helps to support a fantastic foundation as well as your Penn State Brandywine Lady Volleyballers,” said Algeo.

For more information on how to donate, go to http://www.side-out.org/application/ous/fundraising_page/45952 online.

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