The Stepping Up to Wellness Race was held on Sunday, May 18 at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
The 800 participants raised $110,000 in the 5K Run and Walk and 1 Mile Family Walk. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook.
Participants included Ethan Pestine, part of the Pestine Family of Buffalo Grove, who raised over $1,000 for his Bar Mitzvah project and the Brown CPA Group, LTD of Northbrook with Arnie Brown, board member.
Brett Kroner of Lake Forest served as chairman of the event. Sue Kroner, Brett’s mother, a six-time cancer survivor, lives in Lincolnwood.
The event also included the Ribbon Tribute Truss. Attendees could write on colored ribbons (ribbon colors corresponded with the color of that particular cancer) in memorial or honor of their loved ones with cancer.
For more information, see cancerwellness.org.