OMAHA (KPTM)- An Omaha man lost his battle with cancer in November 2011, now his wife, family and friends are carrying on the fight.
They started the ‘Nick Teddy' Foundation, named after 29-year-old Nicholas Theodore Strub.
Strub died last year fighting ‘Ewing Sarcoma,' a type of bone cancer. The foundation is holding its first ever ‘Nick Teddy 5-K' September 15th, and more than 300 people have already signed up.
"As far as what I can say about Nick and the five years that he suffered from this-he never didn't have a smile on his face," said Nick's wife, Krissy. "He was a very graceful and positive person-you would have never known that he was sick."
The walk will be held in Strub's hometown of Port Byron, Illinois. Strub worked in Omaha for multiple years, that's why Kellogg's is an official sponsor of the walk. All the money raised will go towards research for the disease.
"If anyone, if it's one person, it's one family that we can see that the funds raised from this event or the attention from this event that's given the disease, if we can see that that helps just one person, one family-then in my eyes it's a total success. Total success," said Krissy.
If you want to be a part of the success, register or donate by clicking here.
Date: September 15, 2012
Start time: 9:00 AM
Location: Port Byron, Illinois