News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Holly Larson   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:47

PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual “Nick Teddy 5K.” The event starts at 9:00 AM on Sat., September 14, 2013, and offers a fun day for participants and their families.

This annual family event is held in memory of Nicholas Theodore Strub, a native of Port Byron, Ill., a 2000 graduate of Riverdale High School, and a 2004 Alumnus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Nick fought a courageous battle against the pediatric cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma, for more than 5-years, until he died at age 29.

Proceeds from the “Nick Teddy 5k” will benefit the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (www.sarcomahelp.org), which works to award sarcoma research grants to expert investigators around the world. Several area children currently are affected by this disease. Last year, the 2012 NT5k registered more than 450 runners and raised over $17,000 to be used exclusively for Ewing’s sarcoma research.

Photos and interviews are available for 5k preview stories. You can find us online at: http://www.NickTeddy.org, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NickTeddyOrg) and on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/NickTeddyOrg).

We appreciate your consideration in covering Nick’s story and our mission to make a difference in Ewing’s sarcoma research.

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


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