American Cancer Society holds drive-through relay

Normally the relays are held at various local high schools and colleges over the summer, but because of the coronavirus restrictions, that was not possible.

Posted: Sep 19, 2020 10:54 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2020 12:03 AM

DELTA LAKE, NY – The coronavirus might have put a stop to many things this year, but one thing it didn’t stop is cancer.

That’s why events like Saturday’s Relay for Life are so important.

Normally the relays are held at various local high schools and colleges over the summer, but because of the coronavirus restrictions, that was not possible.

The local branch of the American Cancer Society instead decided to hold a drive-through relay at Delta Lake State Park.

The event featured the ever-popular luminaries, as well as various raffles.

Bob Elinskas, the Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society, says the coronavirus has definitely affected fundraising efforts.

“Our donations are down quite a bit this year. We aren’t able to have large scale events like we normally have, so it’s important to have the types of events that we can have just to try to bring in the funds. These funds will keep our research programs going as well as the programs for patients and their families, well into the new year.”

Elinskas stressed the importance of still getting yourself screened for cancer, especially now.

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