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Written by Nancy Strub   
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:28
PORT BYRON, IL – The first annual “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k” raised more than $17,000 dollars for Ewing’s Sarcoma research.

A donation of $17,158.67 has been made to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. Funds will be used to provide research grants to expert investigators who will eventually find a cure for the rare cancer.

“We are very grateful to Nick’s family and friends for organizing this wonderful event,” said Founders of the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative Bruce and Beverly Shriver of Ossining, N.Y.

“This will help us fund research which will lead to better treatments for this disease and to an eventual cure,” they added.

Nick’s mother Nancy Strub of Port Byron, Ill., said, “We’ve very carefully chosen the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative as the best option to earmark funds specifically for quality Ewing’s research.”

“Nick would have insisted on that,” she said.

For Nick’s wife Krissy Strub of Omaha, Neb., the first 5k was an emotional day with family and members of the community who came together to remember and celebrate her husband.

“I’m absolutely blown away by the amount of effort put in by the race committee as well as the support from the community,” she said, adding she hopes this first year is a stepping stone for bigger events centered around Ewing’s Sarcoma research.

The Shriver’s agreed.

“We hope people came away from this event with a commitment to help us with our mission of funding research that will bring hope to families worldwide,” they said.

Race Director Holly Quinn of Port Byron, Ill., said she’s thrilled with this year’s turnout and support.

“I think Nick would have loved the celebration,” she said. “He loved to get people together for a good cause and a good party!” said Quinn of her brother-in-law.

More information about the Nick Teddy Foundation and upcoming events can be found online:

Photos from the 5k can be viewed on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

Contact: Holly Larson at 309-798-3081 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Flowers Bloom Until Nov. 30 - One Small Donation Returns Flowers for a Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:32
Rock Island, IL - Christian Care, in cooperation with Colman Florist and Greenhouses, is offering a unique gift opportunity until Friday, Nov. 30. For a one-time donation of only $20, recipients will receive a seasonal bouquet of flowers each month for a year, and half the proceeds will go toward providing shelter and services for the homeless and survivors of domestic violence in our community.

For more details, please contact Andrea at 309/786-5734 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Ill., and in the East Village in Davenport. You can also visit them on the web at Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location of the state in which you reside.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please go to its web site at or to Facebook at

Salvation Army Angel Tree Volunteers Needed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:12

Quad Cities, USA – Volunteers to operate the Angel Tree tables are desperately needed. Shifts are available, and sign up is easy on The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is once again helping area families by collecting toys for children this holiday season. This annual holiday program provides new toys for approximately 3,000 children whose families are having a
hard time adding Christmas gifts to their budget.

On Black Friday, November 25, Macerich Malls will again partner with The Salvation Army to collect new, unwrapped toys inside the malls at the “Angel Trees.” Hours will be 10am – 8pm Monday through Saturday, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday.

Paper angel tags listing the age, gender and toy ideas are available at these locations: Younkers Court in SouthPark Mall, Moline, and JCPenney Court in NorthPark Mall, Davenport.

Holly Nomura, Development Director for the Quad Cities, states, “The Salvation Army offers so many ways to feel connected during the holiday season, this may be the right opportunity for people who would rather be indoors.”

More about the QUAD CITIES Angel Trees

• Over 3,000 children will be served again this year because of our community’s generosity.

• Gifts for 11-and 12-year-olds are especially needed.

• When a child of poverty receives a toy Christmas morning, the parents regain hope and the child has a happy memory to build on.


The Quad City Animal Welfare Center (QCAWC) Wish List Tree at Southpark Mall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:44
(Milan, IL) – Students from Jordan Catholic Builders Club will be putting up and decorating the Quad City Animal Welfare Center’s Wish List Tree on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Southpark Mall in Moline.

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center’s Wish List Tree is located in the corridor directly down from the Food Court, before you get to Express. Stop by the QCAWC Wish List Tree during the holidays and take an ornament off of the tree. Each ornament has a needed item from the Quad City Animal Welfare Center’s Wish List. Purchase the needed item and donate it to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center to help care for hundreds of homeless animals. The Quad City Animal Welfare Center’s Wish List Tree will be up from Tuesday, November 20th through Christmas.

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center is the only full service no-kill animal shelter located in the Quad Cities. Our mission is a shelter for homeless animals, to support a spay and a neuter program and to provide humane education. QCAWC Adoption Center is open Monday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Our low cost, high quality vaccination clinic is open every Wednesday at 1:00 pm and the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am with no appointment necessary. Low cost, high quality spaying and neutering is offered by calling 309-787-6830 for an appointment.

QCAWC is located at 724 W. 2nd Ave. Milan, IL 61264. Visit our website at  Southpark Mall is located at 4500 16th Street Moline, Illinois.


Support Churches United on #GivingTuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:29

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