The impact of COVID-19 has been very detrimental on the efforts of nonprofit organizations including the American Cancer Society. Fundraising in 2020 was down more than 50 percent due to COVID restrictions.

This has had great impact on research and services. Proactively, over the course of the last year, the American Cancer Society has reduced staff by more than 50 percent and all but a few hub offices in each state have been permanently closed to reduce “brick and mortar” overhead costs.

Connie Woodruff is a senior community development manager and American Cancer Society Relay For Life staff partner for events in Adams and Franklin counties. She can be reached at

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