The 25th annual Run for the Cure is Sunday in Kelowna’s City Park, starting at 10 a.m.
The event, presented by the Canadian Cancer Society and CIBC, is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and care.
The Kelowna fundraiser includes both a five-kilometre run and a one-km walk.
Awards and closing ceremonies are at 11 a.m.
This year’s theme is hope.
The event is surrounded by a festival atmosphere with a DJ, kids’ zone, food, drinks and even a doggy tent.
Similar runs are being held in 57 communities across Canada on Sunday.
In the 24 years the run has been held in Kelowna, more than $5 million has been raised.
Since 1992, Run for the Cure has raised $445 million total.
Last year alone, $16 million was raised and 82,000 took part in the runs coast to coast.