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Apopka Relay for Life: Monica Scandlen


Monica Scandlen was diagnosed with Leukemia back in 2013, when her doctor decided to do additional testing. Thankfully she was diagnosed early enough to continue the fight and is a part of a Relay for Life Apopka team today.

Monica's Mavens was created to provide her with additional love and support, letting her know that her friends would not allow her to fight alone. No one should fight alone.

Monica not only has her loving family (including her 7-year-old daughter) backing her up, but she has all of The Mavens and many others who are so blessed to call her a friend. The Mavens lead the 2016 Relay for Life fundraising with donations of $3,861.


The Apopka community came together on The Apopka High School football field to fight this disease on Saturday, April 16, 2016. They raise money for cancer research, but they also come together to celebrate the cancer survivors and honor those that did not survive.

Friends, businesses and churches formed teams, spent the day together and walked the quarter mile track in a walkathon styled event. The “Relay For Life”.

They laughed. They cried. They danced. They fellowshiped. They remembered.

This year 38 teams, and 354 official participants participated in the 2016 Apopka Relay for Life. More than $25,000 was raised for cancer research.


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day.



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