Donna Volpe Perkins of Mechanicville and Elizabeth Close, the home and careers teacher at Stillwater Central School, are fighting the fight of their lives. Both are battling cancer. When our neighbors fight cancer, these close-knit communities of Mechanicville and Stillwater rally around to give all the love and support they can. And that love and support was palpable at the MHS gymnasium on Friday night.
It’s become a tradition here in our communities for the All Saints on the Hudson Youth Council to embrace the cause of a person in each community each year who needs financial as well as moral support by putting on a benefit basketball extravaganza.