'Fuel the Fight' enters second year in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - The Arco gas station near the Dakota Square Mall in Minot hosted the second annual 'Fuel the Fight’ Friday.

Fifteen percent of all sales from Friday go to assist those who have to travel long distances to the Trinity CancerCare Center in Minot for treatment.

There was also a freewill collection, a dunk tank, and several items auctioned off, including a Traeger Grill, tickets to an upcoming Vikings game, and Star Wars memorabilia.

The center serves 19 counties, and 20 percent of patients travel as much as 150 miles for each treatment.

“It makes a world of difference in their care. To have one less thing to worry about when they're struggling with a life-threatening disease like cancer, to have that burden lifted from their shoulders, it makes all the difference for these folks,” said Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, chairman of the Trinity Health Foundation Board.

Last year they managed to raise roughly $25,000.

The event continues until 11 p.m. Friday night.