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Annual Toy Run Spreads Holiday Cheer to Patients of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center


Dozens of motorcycle riders from around the region participated in a toy drop as part of the Annual Toy Run that delivered funds, toys and other gifts to brighten the holidays for patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

Blue Knights, New Jersey Chapter XV, accompanied by Santa and the Long Branch Police and Fire Departments, traveled from Atlantic Highlands Marina to Long Branch and delivered hundreds of gifts to the hospital for distribution to pediatric patients during the holiday season.

The group met in the lobby of Monmouth Medical Center for live music, hot chocolate and heard from Justin Harm, the father of two pediatric cystic fibrosis patients, who spoke about the impact of the cystic fibrosis program on his family over the past 12 years and thanked the group for brightening the holidays for kids living with cystic fibrosis this season.

Christian Peter from the Tigger House Foundation was also on hand to present the Blue Knights with a $500 donation in support of the Toy Run.

Funds donated by the Blue Knights benefited The Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, which is the oldest and largest center in New Jersey. At the Center, a multidisciplinary team of trained-research clinicians provide patient care while offering clinical trials of the newest therapies for cystic fibrosis.

PHOTO: Representatives from Monmouth Medical Center welcome Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Blue Knights to The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center as part of the Toy Run.

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 and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. 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.

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