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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. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
4:00 am CDT October 15, 2019

Fundraiser in honor of NL child with leukemia benefits Bear Necessities

When most people go to El Cortez Mexican Restaurant in Mokena, they go for the food. But, for the more than 20 people who showed up at the restaurant for a painting party fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 13, they got more than they bargained for.