In a joint effort to help raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, students, teachers and families from the West Morris Central and Mendham High School communities gathered Friday night and took part in the annual Relay For Life event.
Participants walked through the night at West Morris Central High School and took part in a slew of activities.
English teachers Laura Pelizzoni and Debbie Gonzalez, of Mendham and Central, respectively, were the advisors for the project. The event hosted a sit-down dinner for cancer survivors prior to the relay, and was followed by a luminara-candle ceremony.
The group’s goal in 2011 was to raise $120,000, which was exceeded as funds topped $135,000. The group won third place for funds raised per capita nationwide last year. Goals for 2012 were $130,000.