Michelle Sykora (middle), of New Lenox, chats with Diana (left) and Kayla Kipper, of Manhattan, at a fundraiser for Bear Necessities at El Cortez in Mokena Sunday, Oct. 13. Sykora’s son, Bryce, who was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2018 but has been in remission since March, is an ambassador for the nonprofit. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
Melinda Green (middle), owner of DIY Sign Party, gives instructions on how to use templates to paint on wooden boards during a fundraiser for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Fund in honor of New Lenox resident Bryce Sykora at El Cortez Mexican Restaurant in Mokena Sunday, Oct. 13.
More than 20 people turned out for a painting party fundraiser to benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Fund, a nonprofit that provides gifts for children with cancer and money for pediatric cancer research.