UMC Welcomes Bikers for Chrome & Crayons Toy Run

Published 07/25 2014 05:37PM

Updated 07/26 2014 06:12PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Pediatric patients at UMC will have lots to smile about this weekend, thanks to the generous efforts of a local motorcycle club.

The Dirty Gringos Motorcycle Club will hold the 2nd Annual Chrome & Crayons Toy Run, benefitting the UMC Children’s Hospital. More than 100 motorcycles are expected at UMC Saturday afternoon. 

“Many sick kids who live in Lubbock are lifted up by events during the holidays, but there are hundreds of patients throughout the rest of the year at the UMC Children’s Hospital who don’t feel the direct support from the community,” said Shannon “Blind Dog” Bryant, benefit founder of the toy run for the Dirty Gringos. “We hope to fill that void.”

Riders will deliver the toys to children and visit with them and their families at the hospital.

Excess toys will be saved by UMC Child Life Specialists for pediatric patients later this year.

Who: UMC and Dirty Gringos Motorcycle Club

What: Chrome & Crayons Toy Run, benefiting the UMC Children’s Hospital
When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday

UMC Health System is ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction by HealthGrades, and has consistently ranked among the best places to work in Texas by the Best Companies Group. More than 300,000 patients a year choose UMC.

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