20th Annual Toy Run Brings Over 400 Motorcyclists to Fairview Hospital

Dr. Neil Smith, President, Fairview Hospital and Child Life Coordinator, Sandy Criswell and Mike Stevens, Owner, Lake Erie Harley-Davidson celebrate Toy Run generosity.

Dr. Neil Smith, President, Fairview Hospital and Child Life Coordinator, Sandy Criswell and Mike Stevens, Owner, Lake Erie Harley-Davidson celebrate Toy Run generosity.

The annual Harley-Davidson Toy Run to benefit the pediatrics unit at Fairview Hospital was bigger than ever last Sunday as over 400 motorcyclists braved wet weather to make the 20th anniversary of this Community West Foundation event memorable.

On hand to greet the riders were Fairview Hospital President, Dr. Neil Smith and Child Life Coordinator, Sandy Criswell.

As in year’s past, the cavalcade of motorcycles made for an unforgettable sight as it rumbled over the Lorain Road Bridge. For the first time, this year’s rally also traversed the circle at Crocker Park as it travelled from Lake Erie Harley Davidson in Avon to the hospital.DSC_4291-45

Lake Erie Harley-Davidson owner Mike Stevens enthusiastically thanked the many supporters of the Toy Run for braving the elements to make this year’s event a success. “I wouldn’t miss it. This ride is a must-do,” commented one of the riders.

Stevens also recognized Toy Run founder Gary Klemens, who started the event two decades ago. Klemens also participated in the event again this year.

Click here to for the 2015 Fairview Hospital Toy Run gallery.

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