Christmas in June Toy Run at Monmouth Medical Center


Motorcycle riders from around the region will participate in a “Christmas in June” toy drop on Sunday, June 25, as part of the Friends Toy Run that will deliver toys and other gifts to brighten hospital stays for patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

The ride will begin in Wall at Creative Performance Motorcycle Repair Shop and is organized by shop owner Bill Blakely.

While this is the inaugural Christmas in June toy run, for the last seven years in November, the riders, accompanied by Santa and his elves, have delivered toys to the hospital and visited with patients on the inpatient pediatric unit. In addition, each rider’s $10 donation benefits The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, which offers the highest level of pediatric services for newborns to adolescents, including cutting-edge treatment, specialized expertise and an unsurpassed dedication to medical excellence in 32 pediatric subspecialty areas.

WHEN: Sunday, June 25

Riders arrive at Monmouth Medical Center between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey’s largest academic medical centers. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.