Rush goes lavender to help fight cancer

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Some fans of the Rapid City Rush had the opportunity to ‘Paint the Ice' to honor their loved ones who are or have been affected by cancer.

This is the 9th year that the Rush has come out in force to fight cancer. But, this year was a little different. The hockey team selected the color lavender to represent all cancers instead of using pink for breast cancer only. The Rush are excited to add to their total over the years of more than $300,000 for the cause.

For Joe MacDonell, Rapid City Rush President, ‘Paint the Ice’ hits close to home.

“I was impacted at an early age and, you know, it's just good to see that the fight continues. And, you know, every little bit we can do to help whether it's for research or helping the families that are struggling. Whatever it is it all goes into the overall fight,” said MacDonell.

The names will remain on the ice for the Jan. 19th and 20th games. Following the Jan. 20th contest, the players’ lavender uniforms will be auctioned off.