This year, Relay For Life events across Minnesota are uniting together in the fight to end cancer by hosting a virtual Relay on Saturday, August 1, between 6 - 8 p.m.
Participants will be able to watch the event via Facebook. Here is a link at https://www.facebook.com/events/262329571551441/.
The event is under the American Cancer Society MN Facebook page, Chisago County Relay for Life Facebook page or the County Relay web site www.relayforlife.org/chisagomn.
As for watching without Facebook, people can still use the link above. A box will pop up asking you to sign in or register for Facebook, but there is a button at the bottom that says “not now”. Once a person clicks on that button, they will be able to see what’s posted. However without an account they will not be able to like or comment on anything.
Most U.S. cancer patients receiving treatment have reported a delay of their care during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network survey shows.
“COVID-19 is putting the fight against cancer at risk. But it’s a fight that can’t be canceled, postponed or rescheduled,” organizers of the event said.
Donations specifically for the Chisago County event can be made at www.relayforlife.org/chisagomn.
“So on August 1, from 6 - 8 p.m., we can celebrate our success, survivors, participants & sponsors through a virtual ceremony,” said Martha Arnold, Chisago County Relay for Life PR chair. “Let’s rally together and show those facing cancer that we are stronger together.”