The 18th annual Gold Wing Road Riders Teddy Bear Run took place on Saturday, May 14, with Mayor Mike Mullen (with his bike) sending the riders off. Thirty-three riders on 26 bikes from 12 local cities, participated in the run that delivered 45 teddy bears along with the proceeds from a 50/50 drawing.
Thank you to the following people and businesses that supported this event for the Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund: The Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter A-3; Hometown Honda; volunteers, Sallye Bom and Andy Francis, John and Dee Ayers, Harry and Bobbi Irvine; Marietta Memorial Hospital; Marietta Times; Marietta City Police Department Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The Teddy Bear Run benefits the Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund that provides over 1,000 free stuffed animals to children, aged 6 months to 12 years old, admitted to either area hospital. Anyone wishing to make a donation may send it to Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund, P.O. Box 225, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.
Anna Vukovic, coordinator
The Marietta Area Teddy Bear Fund