Warren, OH –– With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 virus,Covelli Enterprises and Mercy Health Foundation have decided to cancel the 2020 Panerathon scheduled for August 30, 2020. With the restrictions in Millcreek Park through the end of the summer for large groups and uncertainty as to what restrictions on mass gatherings may be in place in the fall, we feel this is the best way to move forward.
“The health, well- being, and safety of our Panerathon community was at the forefront of this decision and we are deeply saddened but understand this is the right thing to do.” Said, Sam Covelli, owner of Covelli Enterprises.
“We will work tirelessly to make 2021 an amazing event that the Youngstown community can experience safely.”
Over the past 10 years,The Panerathon has become a Valley tradition bringing more than 12,000 people together in downtown Youngstown.To date, it has raised $3 million for the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley to help keep the life-saving services of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) accessible to all residents in the Valley. The teams, sponsors, volunteers, and partners have truly made this event a celebration of life and survivorship for those fighting breast cancer.
“Panerathon is such an important event for our entire community and the funds raised have made a tremendous impact on the health of so many women in our Valley. We are saddened that we must cancel this year because of COVID-19, but we are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year at Panerathon 2021.” Said, Paul Homick, Mercy Health Foundation.