Mohon mobilizes against cancer

Bullinger said events were scheduled through the night.

"Around 3 a.m. we had a movie going. We had things that were going that would keep people energized," said Bullinger.

The Mohonasen community has raised close to $34,000.

One member from the community who participated was Mohonasen Central High School senior Joe Latroba, who is also a cancer survivor.

"It's obviously something that you want to be a part of in that way, but it was great to be able to do it," said Latroba of taking the first lap around the track with other cancer survivors to kick off the event.

He also gave a speech.

"I spoke about how the three words of Relay for Life are 'celebrate,' 'remember,' and 'fight back,'" said Latroba. "I spoke about my story of what I went through and how so many people helped me get through this. I called a bunch of my friends and my family up with me and I spoke about how if you go through it you have to help others who go through it to help them fight back.""

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