The Quad City Mallards are sticking it to cancer in honor of a local woman and the organization she started before passing away.
On Friday, November 6th, 2015, supporters and members of C.C.K.M.A. filled the iWireless Center with teal - the official color of support for Ovarian Cancer awareness.
More than 200 high school students from Moline and Alleman packed Mo's Madhouse, the area behind the west goal, and hundreds of people around the stadium wore teal t-shirts.
In between the 1st and 2nd Periods, organizers drove the C.C.K.M.A. bus around the ice rink to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer and its symptoms.
Players on the Quad City Mallards even had a sticker on the back of their helmets that read "For Angie" with teal ribbon. The stickers are in memory of C.C.K.M.A.'s Founder, Angie DeWilfond, who passed away in July 2015 after an eight-year fight with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer.
"I know Angie would have loved this, because it's spreading our name so people are more aware of what we do and what we're bringing to the community," said Krista Lindbeck, President of the C.C.K.M.A. Board.
C.C.K.M.A. is also partnering up with Gilda's Club Quad Cities for the first "Cancer Kickin' Scholarship." Four $1,000 scholarships are going to be awarded to students impacted by cancer in some way. Applications are now being accepted here. Recipients will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges, including News 8's Denise Hnytka, then announced at the 9th Annual CCKMA Event on April 9th, 2016.