The Fargo Force are proud to announce that the total amount raised for embrace, Sanford Health’s Cancer Survivorship Program, from the inaugural Suits-N-Sticks dinner and the second annual Purple-N-Pucks game was just over $25,000!
embrace is Sanford Health’s cancer survivorship program. Cancer survivorship is everything that goes along with the cancer experience. It is from the moment you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer throughout the rest of your life. The mission of the embrace survivorship program is to create an innovative program to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs of every cancer survivor.
The total raised includes all proceeds from the Suits-N-Sticks dinner, the jersey auction, purple puck sales, 20% of Purple-N-Pucks merchandise sold and $100 for every goal scored donated by Jill Henning (matched by the Fargo Force).
“We are thrilled with the outcome of Suits-N-Sticks and Purple-N-Pucks”, said Medical Oncologist and embrace Medical Director, Dr. Shelby Terstreip. “The money raised this year will go directly to supporting our artist-in-residence who, through art-making, helps to alleviate boredom, anxiety, and loneliness. It will also help to support new exercise and nutrition classes so that our patients have expert advice throughout and after treatment. We know that taking care of the mind, body, and spirit are all equally important. These services will enhance that holistic approach. We thank the Fargo Force and the fans for this amazing support.”
Attendance for Purple-N-Pucks, sponsored by State Farm Agent Jill Henning, was the fifth sell-out crowd this year at Scheels Arena. There were over 200 more fans this season as opposed to last year’s first Purple-N-Pucks promotion and the Fargo Force look to continue on that success in years to come.