HOUSTON – Rice volleyball will hold its annual Dig Pink match on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (6 p.m.) when the Owls host North Texas at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to help the team support the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer survivors and fighters will also be recognized during the match.
In addition, pink wristbands will be given away to the first 200 fans in attendance. There will also be a raffle for a Rice Volleyball prize package with benefits going to support breast cancer awareness. Dig Pink t-shirts will be available for $15 as well as Rally Towels priced at $10. Students who attend the match will receive double points for the Student rewards App.
Dig Pink is the name of the Side-Out Foundation’s national October breast cancer rally. All proceeds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing the patient services to breast cancer patients and their families.
The most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, breast cancer will afflict one in eight women during their lifetime. It is estimated that more than 222,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the second leading cause of death among women. However, when detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
For more information on how to donate, visit https://www.sideout.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/10358 and be sure to like the Rice Volleyball Dig Pink Fundraiser Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/DigPinkRiceVB.