Relay For Life is usually one of Wagga's biggest charity events, with about 1000 people joining the 24-hour marathon cancer fundraiser each year.
This year, due to coronavirus, the event has been pushed closer to summer and participating groups have been encouraged to find new ways to fundraise in a safe manner, such as via camping or private events.
Wagga nurse Helen Black has been participating in the event for eight years with her team from I-Med Radiology.
The group will brave the afternoon heat at Lake Albert on Saturday to continue the tradition.
"We'll come down, take turns in doing a lap at a time, have a bit of a picnic while we're down here and just sit and watch the [livestreamed] Hope Ceremony together," she said.
Ms Black said working in radiology meant fundraising for cancer research and treatment was a cause close to the hearts of her team.
"We do work with it on a daily basis, people who are either coming in who are being diagnosed with cancer or recently diagnosed, we just like to try and support them, raise some awareness in the community and do the fundraising for the much-needed work they need to do," she said.
Ms Black said she had also lost both her parents and a sister to cancer, and a friend and another sister had been successfully treated for the disease.
"We've got a history in our family and so we like to get behind it and I'm very passionate about it," she said.
"Cancer doesn't stop even due to COVID, we can still do it in some way, support people in whatever way we can."
Donations can be made through cancercouncil.org.au/relayforlife.