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Friday, August 12, 2016

Ted's Trek supports organ donation

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD | Keith Uhlig


WESTON - Organizers are putting the final planning touches on the second annual Ted's Trek, an unusual run and walk that will begin at dusk on Aug. 26.

Ted's Trek is an homage to Ted Gerbig, a Wausau man who battled chronic lung disease that began the day he was born with pneumonia and hampered his body's ability to absorb oxygen for the rest of his life. Gerbig died in 2013 at age 65. But he received a life-extending lung transplant, a procedure that allowed him to see his three daughters marry and the birth of several grandchildren. The transplant surgery also gave him, along with his wife, Shelby Gerbig-Fehlhaber and their neighbor Janet Lawrence, time to start North Central Wisconsin Donate Life, a regional nonprofit organization that raises awareness and money for organ and tissue donation.

Ted's Trek takes a different path than the typical 5K. It's held after the sun goes down, and the course is lined with lights. Participants wear glow sticks, giving the entire affair the sense that a river of light is flowing through Weston, starting and ending at Dale's Weston Lanes. Continue reading
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