Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder raised over $10,000 for the C.R. Wood Cancer at Glens Falls Hospital from Pink in the Rink night, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, held on Saturday, January 13 at Cool Insuring Arena.
The post-game jersey auction totaled over $9,000 alone as each game-worn Thunder jersey was auctioned off following Adirondack’s 4-1 win over the Reading Royals. Topping the bids was Shane Conacher’s jersey, which became the highest selling Thunder jersey in three years at an even $1,000. Through the 50/50 raffle and money donated from ticket sales, over $1,000 in additional funds were added to the total donation to surpass the $10,000 mark for the second straight season.
“We’d like to first thank our fans for their incredible generosity in helping us to support a great local cause,” Cool Insuring General Manager Jeff Mead said. “Pink in the Rink has been one of our most near and dear causes over the past three seasons and to surpass the $10,000 mark for the second straight year is terrific. Thank you to Glens Falls Hospital for partnering with us on a great night and we look forward to another great evening next season.”
The Thunder also honored 15 breast cancer survivors during the jersey auction, who each took a player’s jersey to auction off to the fans. Breast cancer survivors were also honored as the “Hero of the Game” during the second period as the Thunder partnered with Glens Falls Hospital and the dedicated staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer to connect with survivors throughout the area and make the evening a possibility.
“It is an honor to be chosen by our community to be the benefactor of such a great fundraising event,” Vickie Yattaw, RN and OCN of Oncology Education and Support Services Manager at Glens Falls Hospital said. “Pink in the Rink has been a long standing supporter of The Breast Center at Glens Falls Hospital and has helped support advancements in our equipment and resources for all of our patients. We would like to thank everyone who made this event a huge success.”
The C.R. Wood Cancer Center offers a comprehensive program of cancer care services that are unsurpassed in the Glens Falls and Saratoga regions, from advanced treatments and innovative education and support programs to early detection and cancer prevention. Their combination of medical expertise and patient support has earned us an accreditation by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program – the highest designation available outside of an academic environment. For more information, or to make a donation, visit http://www.glensfallshospital.org/services/hospital/cancer-center.
The Thunder are back in action this weekend as they hit the road for the first of five straight games away from Glens Falls, beginning tomorrow evening against the Worcester Railers at 7:05 p.m. Visit ECHLThunder.com or call 518-480-3355 x1 for tickets to upcoming Thunder home games.
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