[PHOTO] Elks Motorcycle Group Delivers Toys & Santa To Pediatric Patients

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Patient Ateesha Quinn, 11, from Orange, poses for a photo with “Santa” and an “elf.” (Photo courtesy of CHoNJ)

Patient Ateesha Quinn, 11, from Orange, poses for a photo with “Santa” and an “elf.” (Photo courtesy of CHoNJ)

NEWARK—The 14th Annual Charity Motorcycle Run recently held a holiday party and fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical. Over 75 motorcyclists delivered toys for pediatric patients on Sunday, Dec. 2. The Elks Motorcycle Committee of New Jersey and Vinnie’s Bar & Grill in Harrison join together each year to have riders brighten the lives of the children with the gift of toys delivered to them by Santa, and a festive holiday party.

This year the Elks organization used a drawing from a pediatric patient, Denisse Herez, age 11, to create T-shirts for sale to raise money for a donation to the hospital. The Elks annually donate close to $3,000 to CHoNJ to buy supplies for the Child Life Department. This year the Harrison East Newark Elks club individually made a $500 donation to Child Life.

“Each year at the holidays the Elks group donates their energy and time to hold a wonderful party for our pediatric patients,” says Anne Reilly, Director of Child Life at CHoNJ. “We are grateful for their efforts and the children love the donated toys.”

 


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