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Huffy Partnering with Local Children’s Hospitals

On January 30, 2020, Huffy held a press conference at Dayton Children’s Hospital to announce a partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.    Actress, singer and song-writer Meg Donnelly was there to share the news and bring smiles to patients in the hospital.

“For more than 125 years, we’ve known the physical and mental benefits that riding a bike, scooter or battery powered ride-on can bring to kids of all ages,” said Claude Jordan, Huffy CEO. “We’re excited to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support their mission to improve the lives of children and do our part to help kids be kids, even under the toughest of circumstances.”

This partnership includes online giving opportunity to website customers – which Huffy will match up to $50,000.  They also committed to donating bicycles and remote-controlled ride-on toys to over 170 children’s hospitals. Dayton Children’s uses these to ease anxiety of kids as they are going to a medical procedure.

“This is a perfect partnership,” said Jena Pado, Executive Director of Dayton Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We saw first-hand the effectiveness of these battery powered ride-ons when we opened our south campus surgery center – with a near total reduction in the need for anti-anxiety medications before surgery. Children grin and giggle as they ride all the way back.”