Emotion and memories powered hundreds of people as they tackled a £90,000 target in the Race for Life in Horsham Park.
Many of the 1,330 women and girls raising money for Cancer Research UK had either lost relatives, partners or friends to cancer or thankfully seen them recover after treatment. Other runners went along to support them on Sunday in the sunshine, wearing pink.
They were aiming to raise £90,000 but the charity said total will not be known until everyone has returned their sponsorship money.
Jenny Ainsworth, event manager for Race for Life in Sussex said: “As ever, the women and girls who took part did us proud, as did the volunteers who help us make the event happen.
“The spirit of support and friendship was tremendous; a real feeling of women uniting to do something powerful together. And as ever, some great dressing up went on turning the park into a sea of pink.
“We’d like to thank every woman and girl for every step they took and every pound they raised which will help us prevent, diagnose and treat all 200 types of cancer.
“We’re now asking everyone to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding so the money raised at Horsham Park is vitally important in the fight against cancer.”
Air Cadets from 1015 (Horsham) Squadron worked behind the scenes at the event and Team Farlington had about 100 entrants. The Capitol Theatre team beat their 2014 fund raising with well over £1000 and people may donate at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/capitol-ladies1 or call in.