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Liberal, Kan., Kindergartners Help Tour de Ted Fundraiser for Cancer Research

Monday September 17, 2012

High Plains Daily Leader and Southwest Daily Times
Why are we painting these ribbons?” Ashley Weeast asked her kindergarten students at Washington Elementary.
A few students held their loaded paint brushes in the air to answer, “To help the sick people.”
These couple dozen students, along with Edward Jones firms across several states, are looking to do just that by supporting cancer research through fundraising during September’s “Tour de Ted” events.
Tour de Ted is a multi-state bike tour set up on 13 courses in 14 days, which span hundreds of miles along the same path where the firm’s first telegraph wires were installed. The ride benefits cancer research in honor of Edward D. “Ted” Jones Jr., the firm’s second managing partner who lost his cancer battle 20 years ago and happened to be a biking enthusiast.

Some of the events will support K-State cancer research. Read the whole story.