29-year-old Nick Strub was known for his smile and strength, even when he felt pain.
On Saturday, September 15th, a one-of-a-kind organization will raise awareness for the rare form of bone cancer that took Nick's life last year. The Nick Teddy Foundation was created in honor of Nick by his family and friends in Port Byron, Illinois. It raises money and awareness for Ewing's Sarcoma, which only 250 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with every year.
Nick was a 2000 graduate from Riverdale High School and 2004 graduate from Iowa State University. His wife, Krissy, says he "always had a smile on his face. People would never know he was sick."
Holly Larson, Krissy's sister, formed the Nick Teddy Foundation after realizing there are a lot of people who are impacted by Ewing's Sarcoma.
"We have a little girl in the Bettendorf area that was recently diagnosed so we've reached out to her family to see what we can do for her and we have a family that contacted us from Clinton and they're bringing they're whole family and have a survivor son," says Holly.
Saturday's events begin with a 1-mile family fun run, kids dash, and 5K, followed by an after party at It's On The River, 201 North Main Street, Port Byron, Illinois. There will be free food, a raffle, and silent auction. The event is expected to last until 2pm.
For more information on tomorrow's events and on the Nick Teddy Foundation, go to: http://www.facebook.com/NickTeddyOrg