DuBois, PA – It was an overwhelmingly rainy weekend, which spelled out bad news for some events. For the first time in the history of the DuBois Relay for Life, the event had to close early due to weather.

Although it was supposed to last until midnight in the DuBois City Park on Saturday, event coordinators decided to send participants home at 6 p.m. in order to keep everyone safe.

A big thank you to everyone who came out and braved the rain! Some of the events from the Relay for Life have been rescheduled.

The luminary lighting and balloon release will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, the same day as the American Cancer Society car show.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service programs. Because the 2017 DuBois Relay for Life had to close early this year, the DuBois teams are still struggling to reach their goal of $117,000.

Remember, even though the Relay event is over for this year, the Relay teams work hard all year long to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

You can find your local teams and donate to them any time of the year to help them reach their goal.

To keep updated on Relay for Life news in our area and learn how you can donate or start a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/padubois.