(CBS) — More than five thousand police officers, police families and supporters took part in the 11th annual Run and Walk to remember Sunday at the Gold Star Memorial Park near Soldier Field, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

They ran and walked as individuals and in teams, remembering 572 fallen officers whose pictures lined the final stretch to the finish line.

Monica Boyle with Team Boyle, whose great-great-grandfather William R. Mooney is on the wall of the memorial as well as that of her husband’s great-great-grandfather.

“We’re just proud to be members of a police family and happy to be here and think this is wonderful and I hope they continue to do this forever and ever,” she said.

Phil Cline, the former police superintendent, is the executive director of the Police Memorial Foundation.

“What they’re here for is to honor the families and the families of the 572 officers whose names are on the wall at the memorial and also to show support for the Chicago police,” Cline said. “I mean, policemen getting beat up around the country and this is good for them to come out and show support to the police.”

The foundation raised a quarter of a million dollars to help the families of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.