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Silver Rush Helps For The Heart

Dec 05, 2014 10:23AM ● By Sherry Smith

Riverton High students will be hitting the pavement again between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19 taking donations for their Silver Rush charity benefitting Intermountain Healing Hearts.

Life can change in a heartbeat. Sometimes it’s the heartbeat that changes a life. For children struggling with congenital heart defects and childhood-onset heart disease, the heart of the family is also impacted. These children and their families have found a support network with Intermountain Healing Hearts. And Riverton High’s annual charity drive, Silver Rush, has found their cause.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting one of every 100 children. Intermountain Healing Hearts was formed to provide support and answers for families with children who are impacted. The goal of Silver Rush is to donate funds for Intermountain Healing Hearts to provide grants toward medical bills for 25 Riverton and Herriman families with children struggling with heart defects.

“We want to be the change because some people can’t do it on their own,” Activities Student Body Officer Dillon Yeager said.

Watch for RHS students out asking to do odd jobs for Silver Rush between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19. Students will also be camping out on the street in front of the high school on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 11 p.m. taking donations from passersby.

If you’d like to help, consider taking advantage of one of several scheduled business nights. If you mention Silver Rush as you purchase your food, a portion of the proceeds will go toward Silver Rush. Dec. 9 is Chick-fil-A night at the District location. Dec. 10 and Dec. 15 is Buffalo Wild Wings night at the District. Also Dec. 16 at the Riverton Texas Roadhouse.

Until Dec. 19, Silver Rush shakes are available at the Riverton Arctic Circle on 12555 South 1300 West and at Iceberg Drive Inn at 13400 South and 5049 West.

If entertainment is more your speed, check out Mr. Silver Rush. Yes, it’s a beauty pageant with the guys as the contestants. It’s sure to entertain. The festivities are on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets, which are $5, are available at the door.

Talented students prevail at RHS, and the evidence is available on a Silver Rush CD available in the RHS main office for $5.

“Silver Rush gives us the chance to focus on someone else’s life. Money can be tight for some families. It also brings our community closer together. At the first of the year, we see cliques. After Silver Rush, everyone is a lot closer,” Kendra Muller, student body officer over student recognition, said.