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Toy Run plans largest ever donation of toys - 11/29/2012

For Harrison's littlest patients
Children who arrive at Harrison Medical Center in need of care each receive a special toy to help comfort them and calm their fears. These toys have been collected annually for the past 18 years through the generous efforts of a local motorcycle group.

“When children come into Harrison, our team appreciates having an age-appropriate toy to give them,” says Patty Cochrell, RN – Senior Vice President, Quality, Operations and Chief Nursing Officer. “We’re grateful for these gifts; they comfort our littlest patients and often bring a smile.”

ABATE of Washington North Kitsap Chapter has raised funds and collected toys in Kitsap county and surrounding area. "This year, we estimate well over $10,000 worth of toys being donated for the children who are patients of the medical centers." says Chris Varner, Jr., North Kitsap ABATE coordinator.

  • What: Toy Run
  • Benefits: All children who are patients
  • When: Sunday, December 2, 9:30 am-3:45 pm
  • Where: Harrison Silverdale, 1800 NW Myhre Road
  • Who: ABATE of Washington, North Kitsap Chapter. For more info on joining this year’s Toy Run, call Chris Varner 360-307-9736.

Routes: This year there will be two routes


  1. All Star Lanes & Casino, Silverdale
  2. J-R Saloon (21 and over)
  3. Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill
  4. Papas
  5. A & C Tavern (21 and over)
  6. Tracyton Tavern (21 and over)
  7. Putters at Rolling Hills Golf Course


  1. JRs Hideway Grill, Belfair
  2. Flotation Device
  3. Manchester Pub
  4. Wig Wam Pub (21 and over)
  5. The Garage/Romeos (21 and over)
  6. Putters at Rolling Hills Golf Course

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Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit 297-bed healthcare organization serving residents on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and in North Mason County. Harrison provides a full range of medical, surgical, labor & delivery, pediatric, level-three trauma emergency, urgent care, and primary care services across four campuses--Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard and Belfair—and nearly a dozen locations. Harrison offers a nationally recognized and award-winning cardiovascular program, 25-year accredited oncology program, comprehensive orthopaedic specialties, ICU, Sleep Center, rehabilitation, medical imaging, laboratory patient service centers, and much more. Learn about our many services at 866-844-WELL or