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Jean Arzbaecher (left), of the brain tumor support group at The Cancer Support Center in Mokena, greets friend Kelly Campbell May 17 before the start of the Walk of Hope fundraiser at Commissioners Park in Frankfort. Photos by Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media
Becca Kovacs (right), of Mokena, hugs her niece, Adelena Hepburn, May 17 before the start of the Walk of Hope, a fundraiser held at Commissioners Park in Frankfort to benefit The Cancer Support Center.
Cancer survivor Debbie Moravec (left), of Tinley Park, cuts a ceremonial ribbon with family members at her side before the start of the Walk of Hope.
Tim Hadac, Staff Writer
4:39 pm CDT May 27, 2015

If maintaining a positive attitude helps fight cancer, then the disease was in full retreat May 17 at Commissioners Park in Frankfort.
“We chased away the rain, and we’ll do the same with cancer,” said Frankfort resident Amy Himmel, with a smile, as she looked up at the dissipating clouds.
Just minutes after her declaration, roughly 1,500 walkers took to the mile-long path in the park, as some 740 men, women and children kicked off The Cancer Support Center’s annual Walk of Hope to benefit the Mokena and Homewood nonprofit locations.