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Mammoth to Host Tenth-Annual Lacrosse Out Cancer Game

Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera to be Featured Speaker

3/25/2019

The Colorado Mammoth, along with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, will host their 10th annual Lacrosse Out Cancer game on Saturday, April 6, at Pepsi Center. The game will be a decade mark celebration of Colorado’s National Lacrosse League team raising awareness and funds to eradicate cancer.

Before and during the Lacrosse Out Cancer game, the Mammoth will honor those who are bravely battling cancer, as well as their caregivers and families.

Fans can purchase tickets for the upcoming Lacrosse Out Cancer game at www.altitudetickets.com.

 

Colorado Mammoth’s Lacrosse Out Cancer game will include the following in-game recognitions:

  • Pregame-The Mammoth and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children will give away team and RMHC branded cowbells to the first 5,000 fans. Pediatric oncology nurses from Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children will participate in a ceremonial faceoff
  • Halftime Lacrosse Out Cancer ceremony-The Lieutenant Governor of Colorado Dianne Primavera, a four-time cancer survivor, will be the featured speaker. Cancer survivors who were treated at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children will ring the End of Chemo bell on the turf. Fans in the arena will ring their cowbells in support
  • In-game recognition of 190 people who have been affected by cancer. Names of 190 people, submitted by Mammoth fans, players and staff, will be featured on the Mammoth’s Lacrosse Out Cancer jersey and on PepsiVision at halftime

 

How can fans contribute:

Lacrosse Out Cancer jerseys worn by Mammoth players during the April 6 matchup against the Saskatchewan Rush will be autographed and auctioned off beginning on Tuesday, April 2. Sales will close at halftime during the Lacrosse Out Cancer game on Saturday, April 6. To access the auction: Text Mammoth to 52182 or visit www.mammoth.givesmart.com.   

Through the month of December 2018, the Mammoth allowed anyone who wanted to honor someone affected by cancer to submit a name with a $25 donation to be directed toward local, cancer-related nonprofit organizations. All 190 names submitted will be featured on the back of each Lacrosse Out Cancer jersey, under the players’ numbers.

 

About the Mammoth

The Colorado Mammoth is Colorado’s professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league, now in its 33rd season. The Mammoth is a franchise owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE). The Mammoth have played at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO since 2003. For more information, please visit www.coloradomammoth.com.

 

About Lieutenant. Governor Dianne Primavera

Dianne Primavera is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care.

As a young mom in 1988, Dianne was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor told her that she had, at most, five years to live. Since her first diagnosis, Dianne has fought cancer four times and survived. Her personal battle with cancer inspired her to make it her life’s work to ensure every Coloradan has access to the health care they need when they need it.

In 1990, Dianne joined the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Center, where her work focused on helping individuals dealing with serious injuries recover and resume dignified, fulfilling lives. Since then, she’s held many prominent positions throughout the public and non-profit sectors devoted to furthering life-saving medical research and connecting Coloradans who experience illness with the treatment they need to recover.

In 2006, Dianne was elected to the first of four terms in the State Legislature, representing Broomfield, Superior, and parts of Erie. Throughout her service, Dianne was highly regarded for her success working across the aisle to promote Colorado small businesses, lower prescription drug costs, and expand access to affordable health care. Some of her major successes included:

  • Expanding Medicaid and private-insurance coverage for cancer screenings and women’s preventative health care
  • Securing insurance coverage for autism services for children in Colorado
  • Enhancing privacy protections for Coloradans’ personal medical information
  • Creating a program to distribute unused cancer drugs to patients who could not afford them
  • Creating a Business Personal Property Tax Credit to reduce costs for small businesses

Most recently, Dianne served as the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country dedicated to breast cancer prevention, treatment, research, and education.

Dianne is a lifelong Coloradan and a Broomfield resident. She has two adult daughters and a one-year-old granddaughter, Kailani. Dianne is also an avid country dancer — taking after her dad, who was a dedicated ballroom dancer throughout his life, even on his 95th birthday.