“Paint the Ice” kicks off “Rush Fights Cancer” weekend in Rapid City

A crowd-favorite, "Paint the Ice" returns to the ice arena ahead of "Rush Fights Cancer" weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Thursday was the first night of the “Rush Fights Cancer” weekend, starting with “Paint the Ice.”

The team invited the public out to paint on the ice in the Monument Arena with the names of those who have been impacted by cancer.

Screenshot 2022 02 10 192640It’s the fourteenth year for the “Rush Fights Cancer” weekend, which has raised over $300,000 for cancer care in our area.

The names painted on the ice Thursday will stay on until after Saturday’s game, allowing them to be honored and remembered all weekend.

“One-hundred-percent of the money raised through this game stays local; it benefits our local Cancer Care Institute; it’s being used everyday to help the patients…the people in our community that are walking through their doors for cancer treatment,” says Shawn Powers, program manager at the Monument Health Foundation.

The “Rush Fights Cancer” game is this Saturday, February 12 at 7:05 p.m. The players will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game, with all the proceeds going to the Monument Health Foundation.

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