May 24, 2012 - 19th Annual Teddy Bear Run a Success
Nearly 70 motorcycle riders hit the scenic roads of Washington County for this year’s Teddy Bear Run. Each year during The Annual Teddy Bear Run, motorcyclists take along new stuffed animals that ride on the back of their bikes. After their ride, the stuffed animals are donated to The Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund, which gives the bears to young patients at both Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital.
This year’s 19th Annual Teddy Bear Run held on May 12, was a success, with eight motorcycle clubs participating and monetary donations totaling more than $200, which was presented to The Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund. The riders assembled at Hometown Honda in Reno at noon where Walt Brothers, city council president, addressed the riders before their 53 mile ride through Washington County. The ride ended at Marietta Memorial Hospital at 2:30 p.m. where the teddy bears and monetary donations were presented to The Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund.
For more information on the fund, contact Anna Vukovic, director of volunteer services at Marietta Memorial Hospital at (740) 374-1779.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.