RANTOUL — The annual Luke Remington I Made a Difference Cancer Walk in Rantoul will go on this fall but under a different format because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cancer walk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Credit Union 1 parking lot at 200 E. Champaign Ave.
In previous years it had been held on the track and field at Rantoul Township High School.
This year’s format will feature a drive-thru or walk-around arrangement with 6-foot distancing.
“With the bravery shown by folks with cancer, we felt we needed to still do the walk,” founder and organizer Jessica Holmes said. “We will have bags to hand out for the first arrivers and bags of wrapped treats for the kids in lieu of the cake walk.”
Holmes said it is hoped the 2021 cancer walk will return to its previous format.
People who need luminaries, may text or call 217-552-7130. All proceeds will be divided between American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“We also chose this year to not hit up businesses as we are all struggling,” Holmes said, adding, “We appreciate any donation you are able to make but understand if you can’t. We welcome you to at least drive by and see the lit up luminaries.”