Two-day event honors and supports individuals and families affected by cancer while raising funds for C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, the Capital Region’s professional hockey team, will raise funds for a critical healthcare organization while honoring those impacted by cancer during the fourth annual “Stick It to Cancer” weekend, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

The annual event will take place when the Thunder host its North Division rivals, the Worcester Railers, at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. Both contests will get underway at 7 p.m. during which the Thunder will wear custom purple cancer-awareness jerseys.

“We’re proud to once again offer Thunder fans this special opportunity to honor their loved ones impacted by cancer while supporting the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, which provides such vital care and services for so many people in our region,” said Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead. “We are honored to stand alongside the Glens Falls and Capital Region communities in the ongoing fight against the disease and the families it impacts on a daily basis.”

“Stick It to Cancer” weekend will kick off on Friday when fans are invited onto the ice following the game for Paint the Ice Night, presented by Colorize. Fans who donate $10 to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital will be eligible to paint a message on the ice to a loved one affected by cancer. Donations will be accepted at the Glens Falls Hospital table in the main lobby (cash only) and Paint the Ice vouchers will be limited to the first 250 patrons.

The messages will be iced over on Friday night and the Thunder and Railers will skate on the painted ice during Saturday evening’s game, which will commence with a ceremonial puck drop by C.R. Wood Cancer Center patient Laura Paniccia and Glens Falls Hospital nurse Julia Leonard.

There will also be a “Stick It to Cancer” t-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans attending the game on Saturday night, courtesy of Phinney Design, Irving Tissue, Bricklayers Allied Craft Workers Local Union 2, Lake George Steamboat Company and Noble Gas Solutions.

After the completion of Saturday’s contest, fans will have the opportunity to take home one of the Thunder’s purple cancer awareness jerseys during a live auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer Center. Fans interested in bidding should report to Section C following the game.

Individual tickets for “Stick It to Cancer” weekend or future home games can be purchased at the SeatGeek Box Office at Cool Insuring Arena or online at

The Thunder is an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Utica Comets.

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