The Abate Shriners toy run benefits children who suffer from cancer and other ailments at the Shriners children’s hospital.
The event is held the first Saturday of December and begins at the Tri-met bus barn in downtown Portland Oregon.
This charitable event makes it possible for the hospital to buy custom-made wheelchairs, specialized equipment and toys for the children at the Hospital. The turnout this year wasn’t quite as strong as last year where it was estimated that over 7000 motorcyclist’s attended but the turnout was still very strong as you can see.
The only travesty was the complete and utter lack of media coverage. Not one single article was written about the event. Apparently the media only cares about crime and scandal.
Charitable giving, during the Christmas season, by thousands of bikers isn’t important.