The Side-Out Foundation is closely involved with the allocation of funds and dedicates the majority of donations to research for stage 4 breast cancer (metastatic breast cancer). Results of the first Side-Out Protocol, a pilot study funded entirely by Side-Out supporters, were published in 2013. The Side-Out Protocol is a clinical trial for patients with metastatic breast cancer that uses targeted therapy to develop the best treatment plan for each individual.
In addition to research, the foundation also allocates funds to organizations that provide emotional, educational and financial support for cancer patients and their families via Side-Out's 25% program; teams may request that Side-Out donate up to 25 percent of funds that they raised to their local community. Side-Out oversees the donation of these funds to ensure they are utilized properly. For local grant requests of 25 percent, click here.
As with any non-profit organization, a percentage of funds covers administrative costs. Click here for more detailed information regarding Side-Out's management of funds, including copies of tax returns.
When choosing a non-profit organization to support, you will note that The Side-Out Foundation is much smaller than most. The smaller size allows it to ensure personal involvement through the entire research and patient support funding process. For more detailed information about Side-Out’s fiscal responsibility and its commitment to research, please contact Rick Dunetz.