Thousands ran for a cure Saturday as the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research hosted its annual Central Park 5K, with 100 percent of the proceeds funding cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
It's all in the name of deceased Canadian athlete and cancer research activist Terry Fox.
In 1980, with one leg amputated due to cancer, Fox began a cross-country run in Canada to raise money for cancer research.
"We all have a friend or a friend of a friend or someone we know that definitely has, has fought the battle," said one person at the run.
"Basically, we're just here to, I guess make awareness to Terry Fox and all that he did as far as bringing some knowledge to cancer and research," said another.
"The more money we raise, the more money goes to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and hopefully, we find a cure," said a third.
Fox's illness forced him to quit after running more than 3,000 miles for 143 days.
He died shortly after, leaving behind a legacy of hope.