Students, families and teachers from Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights flooded the neighborhood Wednesday afternoon for the school's 11th annual Walkathon to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The school community has raised about $110,000 through the event over the last decade, and they anticipate the total will hit $120,000 after this year.
The ambassador for this year's walk was Allison, a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with a critical heart condition at birth. She got her wish granted when she met the Disney character Moana in Hawaii. Organizers hope the funds raised by Patton will help grant other kids' wishes.
On Thursday night, Mike Notaro from local cover band Mike & Joe will perform an acoustic set at Patton to raise additional funds. The outdoor show begins at 7 p.m., with a suggested donation of $5.