Long Island Santas Ditch Sleds, Use Motorcycles to Deliver Toys to Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
LI Motorcycle Enthusiasts and Fire Fighters, led by WBAB Host ‘Fingers’, to Hold Toy Run
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 at 11:30am
Stony Brook Medicine, Media Relations Office 631-444-7880
WHAT: Come Dasher, Come Donner, Come Harley? That’s right, roaring down Nicolls Road on Sunday, December 18th, hundreds of Long Island motorcycle riders and fire engines, will deliver hundreds of toys and gift cards that were gathered during Full Throttle Magazine’s Winter Wonderland event. These toys and goodies will be presented to patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, many who will be spending the holiday season in the hospital, during the publication’s 7th annual Toy Run.
VISUALS: Photo/video op of motorcycle enthusiasts and fire engines/trucks approaching Children’s Hospital; members unloading toys; children waving from the windows of their hospital rooms; Santa and Miss Full Throttle on the Hook & Ladder; check presentation; and more.
Greg and Lee Sheridan, owners of the magazine will not only help to deliver toys to the hospital, but they will present the Child Life Department with a check, to help fund programs and resources for the patient’s at the Children’s Hospital.
And so that all children get a chance to see Santa this holiday season, local Fire Departments will hoist ‘St. Nick’ up via Hook & Ladder to see some of the kids that aren’t well enough to meet him.
The Toy Run will begin at 11:15am at the Smithtown Fire Department located at 100 Elm Avenue in Smithtown, and end at Stony Brook.
· WBAB Radio Host ‘Fingers’, Toy Run Grand Marshall
· Lee Sheridan, Editor-in-Chief of Full Throttle Magazine NY/NE
· G-Man, Vice President of Full Throttle Magazine NY/NE
· Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine
· Joan Alpers, Director, Child Life, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
WHEN: Sunday, December 18 at 11:30am
WHERE: Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road 8.5 miles. Cross over Route 347 and make a right at South Entrance onto the Stony Brook Medicine campus; drive to the second light, and make a left into the hospital driveway and into parking lot. Media Parking is on the side of the road, across from the circle.