Brigham Young University's Simmons Center for Cancer Research is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and every community member who attends our Cougs Vs Cancer Rex Lee Run. Concerns related to COVID-19 have affected every part of society. In March 2020, the Church Educational System (CES) leadership decided to temporarily restrict all large gatherings on campus. For more information, please click here for the official CES statement and click here for BYU's official statement.
Rather than canceling, for the first time in its history, the run turned virtual! This enabled participation by supporters from all accross the United States. We have gathered photos and videos from over 1200 runners (check back for a video compilation).
While it was disappointing to cancel our community event, our mission remains the same: to raise funds for full-time student cancer research fellowships, providing BYU undergraduate and graduate students the chance to begin their careers as the next generation of cancer clinicians and researchers.
We are thrilled the Simmons Center, despite the challenges of Covid-19, was able to fund the most students in 2020 than any other year in its history. Thank you!
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Covid-19 is threw us a curve ball but
we ran with it!