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Rochester In Focus: American Cancer Society holding virtual Relay For Life events

Emily Putnam
Updated: June 01, 2020 02:04 PM
Created: June 01, 2020 01:56 PM

Like many non-profit organizations in our area, the American Cancer Society has had to cancel or postpone in-person fundraising events and programming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of those events is their highly anticipated annual Relay For Life fundraiser, which will take place online this year. 

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News10NBC's Emily Putnam talked with Senior Manager of Community Development Chris Falzarano on Zoom this week about how the pandemic has impacted the American Cancer Society's operations and fundraising efforts, and their virtual plans for Relay For Life this year. 

Falzarano stresses that while events can be postponed or canceled, cancer cannot. The team at the American Cancer Society has continued to serve people with cancer throughout the crisis and now community support is more important than ever.

To register for Relay For Life in your area, visit one of the following websites:

www.RelayForLife.org/GreaterRochesterNY 
www.RelayForLife.org/SenecaCountyNY
www.RelayForLife.org/GenevaNY

You can also donate to the American Cancer Society's COVID-19 Relief Fund by clicking here


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