Fools Five cancels in-person Live, Silent Auctions

More than $90,000 raised for cancer research during Fools Five Road Race

LEWISTON, Minn. (WKBT) – The Fools Five Board has canceled the in-person Live and Silent Auctions for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

The auctions were scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at the Lewiston Community Center. Auction Director Karin Peterson said, “I just want to add we are looking into online options to further benefit our cause and assist those who are in need. Any updates will be available on our website, social media platforms, as well as our local newspapers.“

Fools Five Road Race, Minnesota’s oldest road race for cancer research, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research. In total, over $2.3m has been donated to Gundersen Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI and Eagles Cancer Telethon, Rochester, MN which donates to the Mayo Clinic, The Hormel Institute for Cancer Research, and Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

“It’s been a very difficult year for Fools Five not being able to hold our traditional events to raise money for cancer research and our Local Cancer Support Group.”, said Dan Goss, President. He went on to say, “we look forward to 2021 where we can once again continue our tradition of coming together to provide hope, support, and compassion to our community. We’ll see you in April 2021!”