24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur 2017 | mega gallery

The crowds were strong at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium this year for the annual 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur.

This year marked the first event without the guidance of founder Fred Borg, who died late last year.

Thousands of locals raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer services in the region, with money going to Campbelltown and Camden hospitals, palliative care units and ambulatory care units.

Attendees promised to ‘fight on for Fred’ and walked long into the night.

Deputy chairwoman Sue McGarrity said the evening reflection ceremony, where people take some time to remember loved ones they have lost to cancer, was the most well-attended in 24 Hour Fight history.

Organisers expect the 13-year total for money raised will exceed $4 million this year.