Rapid City Rush hosts “Paint the Ice” event ahead of Rush Fights Cancer Night
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, in partnership with the Monument Health Foundation, is once again bringing awareness to the community about the impact of cancer on individuals and families. To raise both awareness and money, the Rush is holding the annual Rush Fights Cancer Night and Paint the Ice event.
Paint the Ice is taking place at The Monument from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For those who want to show their support for loved ones affected by cancer, head over to The Monument and paint a message or name on the ice.
What is Paint the Ice?
D & D Painting is sponsoring the Paint the Ice event, where members of the public can come out and paint names or messages of loved ones who have fought or are currently fighting cancer onto the ice. The event is an opportunity for people to show support for their loved ones while raising awareness of the fight against cancer.
Brian Gardner, media relations manager for the Rush, explains the significance of the event, saying, “It’s an opportunity for people to come out and literally paint on the ice and what they’re painting on the ice is names or just messages of loved ones who have fought or are currently fighting cancer.”
The Paint the Ice event is being held before Rush Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, allowing enough time for a layer of ice to be put over the paint to make it playable. During the game on Saturday, players will be wearing specialty jerseys with a patch that has the name of a loved one who is fighting or has fought cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Monument Health Foundation to improve their facilities and provide better treatment to patients.
Gardner emphasized that Rush Fights Cancer Night is one of the biggest events of the year for the Rush and the Monument Health Foundation.
“It’s something that Monument Health Foundation gets behind,” he said. “We have the specialty jerseys that we auction off and a portion of those proceeds goes directly to the Monument Health Foundation.”
There are also ways to donate directly to the Monument Health Foundation at the Pain the Ice event and the game on Saturday. Every dollar raised will go towards cancer care in the community.