Dr. Glen Thornton, pictured with his wife, Jayne, at a previous Toy Run. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 11.

For the third year in a row, Brandon chiropractor Dr. Glen Thornton will be ditching his white jacket for a leather one and riding his motorcycle, along with whoever else would like to join, for Toys for Tots.

Thornton’s third annual toy run will take place this year on Saturday, December 11, at Harley-Davidson/Buell of Brandon, located at 9841 Adamo Dr. in Tampa.
The entry fees are $10 plus a new unwrapped toy per rider, $10 plus a new unwrapped toy per passenger or $20 each for rider or passenger without a toy.
Last year’s Toy Run generated more than 75 participants. This year, Thornton is hoping for 130. “The more the merrier, so the saying goes,” said office manager Jennifer Davis-Evans. “Participants are what make every ride of this nature so wonderful.”
All proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots and the Guardian ad Litem program. Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer program in Florida that enables children to have a voice in court who come into the court system primarily as a result of alleged abuse or neglect.
For more information about Guardian ad Litem program visit www.guardianadlitem.org.
The $10 registration fee includes a T-shirt, free food, beverages and live entertainment at the end of ride plus, one free raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing of a $200 gift card to Harley-Davidson/ Buell of Brandon.
Photography will be provided by Phil Peplinski, of US Taekwondo Hapkido, which is also a sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include Ker’s WingHouse, Bikers Bay, Rain’s Therapeutic Massage, Bradley S. Souders, P.A. – a motorcycle injury law firm – Harley-Davidson of Tampa and Osprey Observer.
Plus, each participant will be entitled to a free new patient chiropractic visit, which includes a consultation, health history, examination, X-rays as needed and a complete report on findings.  Typically, for a new patient without insurance the cost would be between $120 and $170. Patients with insurance, depending on their policy, will save up to $40 for services. It can be a huge savings for anyone seeking a little extra help.
To save space on your bike, toys can be delivered in advance to Thornton Chiropractic Center, located at 906 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon in the Five Points Plaza.
Please call Davis-Evans if you have any questions at 685-7107 or 610-8066. More information is also available on the company’s Website at www.brandonbackdoc.com.

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Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.