Balloons lined the start and finish signs over the track at Commissioners Park in Frankfort. Families and friends of survivors pumped homemade signs in the air around the track. “Thank you” and “Keep going” were written on the poster boards. A DJ played upbeat music, and he thanked the crowd of volunteers, families and survivors.
It was the Walk of Hope & 5K Fun Run’s sixth year, and it sure was a party.
This year’s event, held Sunday, May 18, raised more than $72,000 for The Cancer Support Center, which has an office in Mokena.