Updated: January 23, 2020 11:37 AM
Created: January 22, 2020 11:31 PM
GLENS FALLS - "You know, cancer is scary. It's scary but when you have people behind you like this, you can get through anything," Connie Himes said.
Himes was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in June after discovering a lump a month earlier. She was the honored recipient at the Queensbury Spartans game in Glens Falls.
"I feel good but it's been a struggle but with this support of this community like this, how can you not want to fight," Himes said.
A tradition and fundraiser nine years in the making, the team presented their pink jerseys to those they'll be playing in honor of or in memory of.
"They really rise to the occasion with an evening like this and being able to understand the magnitude of the moment and how they are uplifting those that are still with us and memorializing those that have passed," Dean Williams said, Spartans Coach.
Over the last near decade, "Pink the Rink" as it's called has raised more than $70,000 for its recipients.
"We never have a set limit. Our goal is to really show the community the support that we want to give," Lisa Wildermuth said.
"I'm blessed and I have the lord on my side, the prayers of the community, a sports team, hockey, lacrosse, it's just amazing," Himes said.
The Queensbury Spartans won 6-0 against LaSalle.
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