Long Island Motorcycle Enthusiasts Bring Toys to Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
Full Throttle Magazine Hosts 4th Annual Toy Run
Full Throttle Magazine and mem bers of the motorcycle community donated toys to patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital during the publication's 4th annual Toy Run. L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, (center) CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine, helped unload the presents with the riders .
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 10, 2013 – In the true holiday spirit, readers, employees and editors of Full Throttle Magazine gathered hundreds of toys and gifts that were then donated to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on Sunday, December 8.
Roaring down Nicolls Road in the cold weather, over 50 Long Island motorcycle riders led by WBAB’s ‘Fingers’ and escorted by numerous local fire department engines embarked on a 15-mile mission Sunday morning to deliver hundreds of toys to the young patients who anxiously awaited their arrival.
Lee and Greg Sheridan, owners of Full Throttle Magazine, have organized this event for the past four years in efforts to make the children’s stay in the hospital a little easier. Gifts and toys were collected during the publications Winter Wonderland event on December 4, which was hosted at 89 North in Patchogue. This year they were joined by the Sons of Italia Motorcycle Club and several local Fire Departments.
About Stony Brook Children’s Hospital:
Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons in 30 different specialties and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookchildrens.org.