The annual Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation Dragon Boat Festival scheduled for Sept. 11 was canceled today for the second consecutive year because of COVID-19.

Organizers hope the event can return in May.

“Due to the rising COVID numbers, we don’t think it is going to be safe to do it right now," said Noel Lovelace, foundation president and vice president of development at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

On Monday, the foundation canceled its in-person Power of Pink Fashion Show and a separate fundraising walk, which are typically held in October.

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