15th Annual Motorcycle Toy Race to benefit patients at Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center – MidJersey.News
22 November 2021
LONG BRANCH, NJ (MONMOUTH) – More than 300 riders from the Blue Knights NJ XV and Jersey Shore HOG traveled to Monmouth Medical Center on November 21 to bring in hundreds of toys to brighten up the holiday season for patients of Unterberg Children’s Hospital.
The Sunday morning ride started at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands. When the motorcyclists arrived at the hospital, they gathered in the parking lot and unloaded a trailer full of toys that have been collected over the past few months from places such as the Simply Southern restaurant in Belmar, the Sissy’s restaurant at the Harbor in Atlantic Highlands, Shoreline Harley-Davidson, West Long Branch and Creative Performance Motorcycle Repair Shop in Wall. Additionally, the Freehold Regional High School Football and Cheer Club worked with both groups on a toy drive that included electronic cars, and club members were on hand for the event.
“It’s always difficult to be sick in the hospital as a child, and COVID-19 has made the past two years so difficult for children and their families,” said Jonathan Teitelbaum, chief of pediatric gastroenterology and president Acting Pediatrics at Unterberg Children’s Hospital. “This type of event is important to them – they get extra toys and they know the community really cares about them and wants them to improve.”
Each runner’s $ 10 donation benefits the Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center at Unterberg Children’s Hospital, the oldest and largest of the centers in New Jersey, providing patient care, education and training. research. Members of the Long Branch Fire and Police Department and Oceanport Police, as well as the Freehold Regional High School Football and Cheer Club, also contributed to the cash donation. The Cystic Fibrosis Center – which includes both pediatric and adult programs – is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is designated by the State of New Jersey as a referral center for newborn cystic fibrosis screening and has been designated as Therapeutic Development Center by the Therapeutic Development Network of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.