WORTHINGTON — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Relay For Life of Nobles County will participate in a statewide Stronger Together alternative campaign through Aug. 1.

Cancer patients are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19. By participating in a local Relay For Life event online, everyone — including cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers — can safely join with others to celebrate, remember and fight back.

“With our local Relay For Life and other events that fuel the American Cancer Society’s mission altered drastically due to COVID-19, the fight against cancer is at risk,” said Sami Jo Helmers Nelson, Senior Community Development Manager. “But it’s a fight that can’t be cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. Cancer won’t stop. So neither can we.”

The Relay For Life of Nobles County joins 74 others from across Minnesota in fundraising from June 1 to Aug. 1. On Aug. 1, participants will “gather” for an online celebration to honor survivors and recognize sponsors and participants.

Funds raised through Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society continue programs and provide resources.

To participate, register at RelayForLife.org/NoblesMN.