TEDDY BEAR DRIVE COLLECTS 150 BEARS Print
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Written by Holly Larson   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:00

PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation collected nearly 150 teddy bears in August for its Teddy Bear Drive.  Several area locations accepted bears throughout the month.

Bears will be donated to pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, IL, http://www.childrenshospitalofillinois.org  and to grieving and traumatized children served by Rick’s House of Hope in Davenport, IA.  http://rhoh.org

A contest at Riverdale Elementary in Port Byron netted 100 bears for the effort.  Classes competed to collect the most bears, with the winning classroom to be rewarded with its choice of either a root beer float or a pizza party.  Drive coordinator Jamie Rice commented, “I think this is a great way to get the kids involved in giving back to the community.”

A “Bear Tree” with a sample of the donations will be on display at the Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k” in Port Byron on Saturday, September 14 in Port Byron.

More information, can be found online at: http://www.NickTeddy.org, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NickTeddyOrg); on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/NickTeddyOrg).

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