Bethlehem News

Published on November 9th, 2016

Sixth Annual Tucker’s Toy Run Celebrates Life by Giving Toys

Bethlehem, PA (11/7/2016) – Hundreds of Lehigh Valley motorcyclists took to the streets around noon Nov. 5 as the 6th annual Tucker’s Toy Run again fulfilled its holiday mission: to bring smiles to children’s faces, and to remember a beloved friend.

Riders left the parking lot of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club in Northampton around noon and cruised into the main parking lot at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem just before 1 pm.

The 6th annual Tucker's Toy Run brought hundreds of motorcyclists to St. Luke's University Campus on Nov 5. The cyclists brought toys for children who will spend the holidays in the hospital. The 6th annual Tucker’s Toy Run brought hundreds of motorcyclists to St. Luke’s University Campus on Nov 5. The cyclists brought toys for children who will spend the holidays in the hospital.

“My friends and colleagues will tell you I am not often speechless, but I have no words to describe our gratitude for the generosity and kindness of the Tucker’s Toy Run riders,” Dr. Jennifer Janco, Chief of Pediatrics for St. Luke’s University Health Network, said. “The excitement of the event is something the children never forget.”

As they arrived, some riders delivered toys to the pediatric unit inside the hospital, while others placed toys one-by-one in cribs set up in the parking lot. Some children who were well enough to step outside into the crisp autumn air with their parents joined the festivities in the parking lot.

Toys are used to brighten the smiles of children who must be hospitalized during the holiday season.

Each year the friends and riding companions of the late Tucker Stuart, celebrate his life and memory by organizing Tucker Stuart Tucker’s Toy Run. Stuart, an avid motorcyclist, died in a motorcycle accident in 2011. The event was organized by Rick Nauman, to honor his friend’s memory.


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