Rush’s Nickelodeon Night will raise funds for young cancer patient

Proceeds of tickets sold in sections F through N will go towards Jalon Janke's medical expenses. Janke has been battling osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Nickelodeon Night at the Rapid City Rush will help with a special cause on Saturday.

The night will feature 11-year-old Jalon Janke, who’s battling osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.

Proceeds of tickets sold in sections F through N will go towards Jalon’s medical expenses.

Jalon will drop the puck for the game against the Utah Grizzlies.

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Rapid City Rush President Todd Mackin says that it’s important to be a part of the community in causes like Jalon’s.

“We want to be community partners and Jalon’s from a hockey family. His brother played for the Rushmore Thunder; we try to do everything we can to support our local community in every way possible, and obviously this story is something that caught our hearts and was something we wanted to help with,” Mackin said.

Jalon will drop the puck at 7:05 Saturday night.

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