The 22nd annual Calgary CIBC Run for the Cure raised $1.33 million Sunday in support of breast cancer research.

Roughly 7,781 participants turned out to run or walk a five-kilometre route through Calgary. The race was part of an effort across Canada to raise money for the disease.

"Time and time again, the Calgary community — along with the entire Prairies/NWT region — amazes us with their dedication to the foundation and breast cancer cause," said Bonnie Megley, vice president of business development for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in the Prairie/NWT region.

"The efforts of the participants, volunteers and corporate and community partners brings us one step closer to our vision of creating a future without breast cancer."

The money raised in Calgary contributed to a regional total of close to $5 million.

It will help fund research, health education and advocacy programs, and help support women and their families who have experienced the disease.

Last year, Canadians raised over $30 million through the event.