A fundraiser is being held this month to benefit Nuvance Health employees. The Essential Race, a virtual race, will raise funds for 3 Connecticut hospitals to help essential workers impacted by the pandemic. Runners earn their medals by participating in a location of their choice. Organizers of The Essential Race say these workers have gone through high levels of stress and trauma; from the nurses who helped their patients say goodbyes to their families to the doctors who pushed themselves to the brink of exhaustion working non-stop. Race participants must register by September 20th. All competitors receive a race medal and t-shirt.