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Written by Holly Larson   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:19

PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation, in partnership with First Wealth Financial
Group of Clinton, IA, is pleased to announce proceeds results for its Second Annual “Nick Teddy
Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k.”

The Port Byron-based foundation will donate $20,000 to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, to
be used exclusively for Ewing’s sarcoma research. The rare pediatric bone cancer currently
affects several area children and young adults. An additional $5,000 will be used to support
these local patients and their families.

The “Nick Teddy 5k” is an annual celebration of the life of Port Byron native Nicholas Theodore
Strub, who died of Ewing’s sarcoma in November 2011 at age 29. The Nick Teddy Foundation
was established in his memory, and works to raise money for Ewing’s sarcoma research, to
increase awareness of the disease in the Quad City area, and to support local Ewing’s patients
and their families. In two short years, the foundation has donated over $37,000 to Ewing’s
sarcoma research.

Leah Shaw, Ewing’s patient from Clinton, IA, crosses the finish line at the Nick Teddy 5k
This year’s event was held in Port Byron, IL, on Saturday, September 14, and included a 1-mile
family fun run/walk, a kids’ dash for children 6 years of age and under, and the 5k run/walk. The
festivities also included kids’ games, a silent auction and raffle, and an after party with food and
live entertainment.

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