Teddy Bear Run returns Sunday in Auburn

Last year
Last year's riders gathered more than 1,200 teddy bears for the cause.
— image credit: Reporter file photo

The Teddy Bear Run for MultiCare Auburn Medical Center – a large motorcycle ride designed to collect and bring the comfort of stuffed animals to the hospital – returns Sunday.

The South King County Chapter of Alky Angels, a group of 200-300 motorcycle riders, presents the annual ride.

Riders will gather the South King Alano Club, 1317 Harvey Road, Auburn, and depart at 12:30 p.m. for an eight-mile leisure route to deliver new stuffed animals at the hospital. Once they get to the parking lot, a drill team performs. Riders will drop their stuffed animals in collection barrels and enjoy a hosted lunch.

The stuffed animals will go to the hospital for emergency room, surgical, obstetrics and dementia departments.

Last year's riders gathered more than 1,200 teddy bears.

For more information, call 253-939-6541 or contact Laura Gavin, event coordinator, at

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