The Terry Fox Run once again filled Riverside Park on Sunday for its 32nd annual fundraiser for innovative cancer research.
The main organizer of Sunday's 32nd annual Kamloops Terry Fox Run said she's happy even though the 367 who participated and $15,600 raised is slightly lower than past years.
"We normally have 400 to 500 people but it's in the ballpark… and we're usually in the 15,000 to 18,000 range so I'm happy," said April Buder, event organizer since 1996.
The mood was joyful, said Buder, although most people were walking or running in memory of a loved-one who succumbed to cancer or to support someone touched by the disease.
"I think everyone's been touched by it in some form so they're all out there for a common cause."
The most touching part of the event, she said, is seeing kids participate because it means the awareness of who Terry Fox was and what he was trying to accomplish lives on.
"It's so cute because even when we're at the mall the little ones would walk by and they knew who he was. They'd look at the picture and say 'Terry Fox' so it's very encouraging," said Buder.
Buder added the participation of a younger generation means the fundraiser will live on - "unless of course we find a cure for cancer and we don't have that annual run."