Chrome Riders Motorcycle Club Hosts Toy Run to Benefit Patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper
October 22, 2016.
This year marks our 23rd year, children hospitalized at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will benefit from the generosity of a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The Chrome Riders annually sponsor a Toy Run where participants collect new toys and donations to purchase needed items for hospitalized children and drop them off during a visit to Cooper.
“Our staff and patients really look forward to this event,” said Robyn Harvey, RN, Senior Director of Patient Care Services at Cooper. “We are very appreciative of the Chrome Riders’ generosity, and it certainly makes a big impression on our youngest patients, helping to brighten their stay with us.”
In past years, the Chrome Riders have purchased game systems, a large screen television for the parent break rooms, pediatric wheel chairs, rocking chairs, baby swings, strollers, high chairs and a digital camera and photo printer.
“There is nothing better than bringing a smile to a sick child,” said Mark Polo, President of the Chrome Riders. “We hope to make this year’s event the best yet.” While the number of participants varies from year to year, as many as 100 people have taken part in the toy run in the past, according to Polo. Non-club members are invited to take part in the Toy Run.
This year’s Toy Run will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, beginning at VFW POST 678 1103 N. Commerce Street, Paulsboro, NJ. The line-up begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 11 a.m. From there, the riders will convoy to Cooper. Following the toy drop off, the assembly will then return to the VFW for lunch.
Headquartered in South Jersey,Chrome Riders is an organization of motorcyclists and their spouses and families dedicated to promoting a positive image of motorcycling. They participate in variety of charity fundraising and community events.