Not far behind the popular clown was that feisty septuagenarian, Jacqueline Olson, who talked proudly about her two battles with cancer.
Monteleone came to the event decked out in full pirate gear, complete with an eye patch, hat and a stuffed parrot perched on her shoulder.
"He was running for a "Disney on Ice Show" at the SSEC because we were late and he was taken from the SSEC to the Royal Victoria Hospital in an ambulance and diagnosed four days later". A year later, she was diagnosed with appendix cancer, which she beat. "Hopefully, we can help change the future".
"She came home to from London to live with me and my children in December 2015 and after various hard rounds of aggressive treatment and complications she died in September 2017 when my children were just 8 and 12".
"Both of these special people bore the disease without complaint or self-pity, never asking 'why me?'"
"And I think about him every day", said Kane.
"I think it brings people together, and it is deeply meaningful to an terrible lot of people", he said.
"When you see so many people around the community that's been affected by it, I said look here I'm going to do something about it never know when it might knock on my door so one thing about it I want to know about it and I want the community to know", said Gem Bell, chairman for Relay for Life.
Battling the most advanced stage of breast cancer there is, she said this event brings her some much-needed hope. "People already have to struggle enough in life". It's something that touches many families and our Million Dollar community is no exception.
It's part of the world's largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer.
Kendra Bargen, sponsorship chair of the event, has been active in the relay for eight years.
Marc's Maniacs was one of 24 teams, with a total of 200 participants coming together as a community to ensure no one faces cancer alone.
The "Pirates of the Cure-ibbean" instead spent the day searching for a different kind of buried treasure - donations to fund cancer research so the disease can finally "Walk the Plank". We need to work together as a big family.
Bert Barresi comes from a family of nine, five of whom have had some form of cancer, some early in age and some within recent years. "That can only happen through research".
Simmons was having fun Friday as he made his way around the stadium's track, stopping to pose for pictures, but Simmons-costumed Michael Hunt had a serious objective as he helped raise funds for the Berry Global Relay team.
The annual Relay for Life kicked off Friday morning and will not slow down for some time.
Amy was supported by the Irish Cancer Society during her treatment and as a result got involved in the Society's Relay For Life, Kildare.