Power up the bikes and head over to Quaid Harley-Davidson this weekend. The Loma Linda motorcycle dealer is hosting the 24th annual Quaid Harley-Davidson Toy Run benefiting Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) Sunday, Dec. 18.
All bikes are welcome to participate in the event, which is open to the public. Entry fee is $10 plus a new, unwrapped toy that will go to a patient at the hospital. Riders are also encouraged to get festive and decorate their bikes for the ride.
“We are proud to have done this for 24 years now,” said Glenn Quaid, owner of the dealership, “and every year we look forward to putting a smile on all the children’s faces.”
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can enjoy a BBQ brunch and entertainment.
Patients from LLUCH and their families are invited to come out to the event to pick up their toy beginning at 10:30 a.m. A brief program will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Riders will leave Quaid at 1:30 p.m. and ride along Redlands Blvd, up Anderson St. and then continue to Barton Rd. to ride by LLUCH.
Due to ongoing construction, riders will not be stopping at the hospital.
Photo caption: Bikes were lined up in festive attire during the 21st annual Quaid Harley-Davidson Toy Run in 2013.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”