This Year's Event was held on May 3, 2014
We are very excited to be hosting the fourth annual Sicily's Run to be held in memory of Sicily.
During one of Sicily's many chemo treatments she declared that she wanted to be a chemo nurse! She was such a good patient even though she was only 3-4 years old, and respected nurses and doctors and let them do their jobs. Since Sicily loved to run, the idea of a memorial run was easily decided, and the scholarship idea followed.
In memory of Sicily, each year until Sicily would have graduated from high school in 2023, a graduating Wellington High School senior who exemplifies the most important qualities found in the leaders and caregivers in the medical field and research labs around the world, will be awarded a scholarship to support his or her first steps towards a career in medicine.
For questions or comments; please email us at Sicilysrun@hotmail.com
Sicily Zeka was diagnosed with bi-lateral Wilms Tumor in August 2008 at the age of 3. After a courageous 19-month battle she went to heaven on March 21, 2010, just shy of her 5th birthday. Sicily was a beautiful, fun, vibrant and outgoing little girl who touched many lives in her short time on Earth. She was active, loving any kind of sport with a ball, and riding her bike and scooter made her happy! She also loved running, thus Sicily's Run is held annually in Wellington, KS, a fitting tribute to her.
Sicily left behind her loving parents Patrick and Kerry, two brothers, Corinthian and Elias, and sister Isabella. Also her grandparents and many aunts and uncles and cousins. She is missed by all, but definitely not forgotten.
This year in addition to the races, we will have a Silent Auction, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Bids can be submitted 7:30-10:00 am. Items include KU/KSU/WSU basketball tickets, Katy Perry concert tickets, homemade items, baked goods, OU football coaches/players autographed photos, restaurant package, and MUCH MORE! The public is invited to bid on the auction items, it’s not limited to Sicily’s Run participants only. Come on out and have fun, and support a great cause, the Sicily Zeka Memorial Scholarship Fund!
Thanks to these fine sponsors!
Wellington Lions Club
Shawn & JB Becker
Sumner Communications Inc.
Shelter Insurance - Colby Zeka agent
Panhandle Federal Credit Union
Lucky Rhinestone Boutique
Beta Sigma Phi-Rho
Grene Vision Group
Kenneth C. Cooper, Jr. CPA
The Gold Corner
Renn & Company
Larissa Marie “Pay It Forward” Blessing
Special Thanks to Samson Ledesma for the artist work for the T-Shirts, flier and banner!
About Wilms Tumor
- Wilms Tumor is a solid tumor of the kidneys that arises from immature kidney cells.
- It is the fourth most common type of pediatric cancer.
- Approximately 460 new cases of Wilms Tumor are diagnosed each year in the United States, and 1 in 8,000-10,000 children are affected.
- Average age at diagnosis is about three years.
- Less than 6% percent of patients with Wilms Tumor have multiple tumors in one or both kidneys.