A barrage of strong winds could not blow away the community spirit on show in Macarthur at the weekend's 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer walkathon.
The annual charity event - which raises funds to benefit cancer patients and their families in Macarthur - saw hundreds upon hundreds of locals head to the Campbelltown Athletics Stadium in Leumeah to take part in the walk and festivities.
Charity chairman Warren Morrison said he thought the crowd was among the biggest he'd seen.
"Every time I looked around it seemed like there were groups ten people deep all across the track throughout the day," he said.
"We had more than 100 teams this year, and the biggest - the Samoan team - had more than 80 members."
A prize was awarded to the team with the most members for the first time this year.
Mr Morrison said the new feature of the 24 Hour Fight was a real hit and would definitely be returning for next year's event.
Funds raised on the day and through team membership are still being calculated, but Mr Morrison was confident the event had met all fundraising goals.
"I want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along," he said.
"It was really great to see so many people from all over Macarthur, even down in Wollondilly, coming along to take part in the 24 Hour Fight.
"There were parents and families everywhere, celebrating the lives we've sadly lost to cancer and doing their bit to honour their loved ones and keep them alive in their hearts."