Cynthia’s Challenge 24 Hour ski-a-thon has been cancelled due to concerns of the spread of COVID-19. Organizers posted the announcement saying it wouldn’t be appropriate to hold the event when the global priority is containing the new virus. They went on to say that all registration fees will be refunded as well as deposits for accommodations related to the event. Marketing Coordinator Aly Moore says that the Cynthia’s Challenge Board of Directors will be meeting this afternoon to review their options for alternative fundraising efforts and that funds raised will continue to go towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for the Bunnell family.
Separately, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says the state now has it’s sixth official case of the virus. The individual is an adult male from Rockingham county who traveled to multiple countries in Europe. Authorities say he self-quarantined himself after returning from Europe and notified his healthcare provider when he began to develop symptoms.