Stampede help conquer a fight

7 Nov
Stampede In Pink

Stampede In Pink

October is breast cancer awareness month. The stampede hockey team has done a great job of supporting this campaign.

Ice Awareness

Cancer awareness was a success once again for the Stampede. They took an entire weekend to raise awareness on the fight against breast cancer. The stampede had several giveaways as ticket holders entered the ice rink Oct 25, 26 and 27. The team and staff were pretty in pink with their specialty jerseys.

Before the game started the stampede did a tribute to honored all Cancer survivors. They also recognized those currently battling this disease. Mark Lantz stated that “6-8 of these survivors were women”. They also showed support with a ceremonial puck drop to start each game by a few special survivors that are very close to the team. A few of the players honored family members at the start of the game with flowers.

Raising funds measure up

Stampede Pink Jerseys

Stampede Pink Jerseys Photos provided by Cheyenne Stampede

The stampede not only honored all the cancer survivors but they also did a silent auction fundraiser during the games. They had a table full of the specialty jerserys set up to auction off. Mark Lantz stated “Our fundraising for this event is still going on currently, but it is in the “Wrap-Up” stages”.  Once all the funds are collected they will donate the profits from the Jersey auction to a local cancer non-profit charity. The team and staff will all get together to decide which charity to donate to.

Early detection a must

Breast Cancer awareness month is in October every year. This has become a nationwide campaign recognized by many all over the US. The Stampede has helped support all that suffer from a disease that has been proven beatable with early detection. The Stampede felt that this event was not only an important thing for our community, but they have many Mom’s, Sisters, and Grandmothers close to the Stampede family that have suffered from this disease.

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