Cancer doesn't stop. So neither have we! Even though our in-person Relay For Life of Providence College event got suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still here #AttackingCancer. We will be having a Virtual Relay For Life event on April 18 and 19 on our Relay For Life of Providence College Facebook Page. We setup this GoFundMe so that people can make a donation to our PC Relay For Life event and the American Cancer Society without feeling like they need to register to participate.
Now more than ever, cancer patients and their families need our support. Under normal circumstances, dealing with cancer can be one of the most challenging experiences many people face. But dealing with cancer in the midst of a global health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic presents even more challenges for patients and caregivers. While much has changed over the last several weeks, one thing remains the same: the American Cancer Society is as committed as ever to meeting the needs of the people and communities we serve. We continue to provide information and guidance 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our free helpline, 1-800-227-2345, and our website, cancer.org. Our team regularly updates our resources on coronavirus and cancer, and we are committed to sharing the most up-to-date information. The needs of cancer patients continue, and so does our work.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our Hope Lodge facilities around the country are being made available for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight -- at no cost -- through the health care systems they are affiliated with. As of April 7, three Hope Lodge facilities were housing health care workers, and 20 were on track to open their doors. Five more were in talks with their hospital partners. That's just another way that the American Cancer Society is helping in the fight against COVID-19. The funds raised for Relay For Life of Providence College are unrestricted and go where ACS needs the funds the most to help those in need!
Thank you to everyone who donated to Relay For Life of Providence College through this GoFundMe campaign. Your donation today will save lives as we endure these trying times. We will persevere through this crisis together, and we promise to continue leading the fight for a world without cancer. Thank you for your incredible support. Be sure to visit our Relay For Life of Providence College fundraising page for more information and be sure to follow us on our Relay For Life of Providence College Facebook page to participate in our Virtual Relay!
P.S. All donations made through this GoFundMe page will support the American Cancer Society. Please reach out to Julia Moore (Julia.email@example.com) if you have any questions.