More than 600 bikers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond enjoyed a ride to the St. Luke’s Fountain Hill campus for the eighth annual Tucker’s Toy Run on a breezy, yet sunny Nov. 3 day.
Delivering well in excess of over 1,000 toys, which are collected throughout the year, the event is organized by Lehigh Valley Community Benefit, and it remembers Tucker Stuart, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2011.
Like many others in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, Erik and Kelly Weiner followed the New Year’s Eve disappearance of Jayliel Vega Batista and hoped for a good outcome. The 5-year-old Allentown resident with autism was eventually found drowned in the Lehigh Canal. With two daughters, 7-year-old Kendall and 3-year-old Devan, who was born with Down syndrome, the Weiners understood how difficult it must have been for Batista’s family.