Rapid City Rush recognizing those who have been affected by cancer

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Rush and Monument Health in Rapid City are holding their 13th Annual “Rush Fights Cancer Night” this weekend as they take on the Allen Americans.

The “Rush Fights Cancer Night” is used to recognize and honor those who have been affected by cancer. As part of the annual event the Rush are once again allowing fans to come and sign the ice with the name of someone they know who have been affected by cancer.

Lavender colored paint will be used to sign the names as that is the color that represents all forms of cancer. The Rapid City Rush will also be wearing special lavender jerseys that they will donate to Monument Healths John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute.

Shawn Powers, Program Manger for Monument Health Foundation said “we raise money through a bucket collection, a specialty jersey, proceeds from the chuck a puck and we’ve done that every year. If you can believe it, over 12 years its amounted to over $280,000 in funds raised and every penny of that stays local.”

The signing of the ice is this Thursday and the “Rush Fights Cancer Night” game will be held this Saturday.

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