Two-day event honors individuals and families affected by cancer while raising funds for C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Adirondack Thunder will “Stick it to Cancer” with its annual fundraiser for the C.R. Wood Cancer Center on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. The Capital Region’s professional hockey team will host a series of events supporting those impacted by the disease as they take on the Worcester Railers at the Cool Insuring Arena. The puck drops for both games at 7 p.m.
Since its inception in 2015, the Thunder’s “Stick it to Cancer” program has raised awareness and tens of thousands of dollars for local cancer programs. Through contributions from last year’s event alone, the team donated more than $31,000 to the Glens Falls Hospital’s cancer treatment facility.
“We’re proud to support the vital work of the C.R. Wood Cancer Center with these events,” said Adirondack Thunder President Jeff Mead. “Together with our incredible fans, we hope to top last year’s record fundraising total while honoring the lives and legacies of our neighbors and loved ones. The competition on the ice will be as fierce as ever, but this weekend is about much more than hockey as we gather as a community to stand up to this disease.”
Following Friday’s game, the Thunder invites fans to Paint the Ice Night, presented by Colorize. With a $10 donation to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, guests can write a personal message or the name of a loved one affected by cancer on the ice. The messages will be sealed into the surface for Saturday evening’s contest.
At Saturday’s game, the first 1,000 fans will receive an exclusive Adirondack Thunder “Stick it to Cancer” t-shirt. Fans will honor people in their lives impacted by cancer with personalized “I Fight For” signs, which will be featured throughout the night on the videoboard and in the stands.
The Thunder will wear special purple “Stick it to Cancer” awareness jerseys throughout the weekend. After Saturday’s match-up, fans will have the opportunity to bid on the jerseys during a live auction, with all proceeds benefiting the C.R. Wood Cancer Center. Thunder players will be accompanied on the ice by local cancer survivors during this event.
Cancer prevention, support and fundraising activities will take place throughout the weekend, beginning in the Cool Insuring Arena lobby prior to both games as the New York State Dental Association offers free oral cancer screenings. Fans who participate in a screening will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special Adirondack Thunder merchandise.The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital is a nationally accredited facility focused on providing comprehensive cancer care services in the Glens Falls and Saratoga regions, from advanced treatments and innovative education programs to early detection.
Tickets for “Stick it to Cancer” weekend or future home games can be purchased at ECHLthunder.com.