2018 Big Mike Memorial Bike Run

Michael Todd Kerr was the kind of person who would walk into a room and it would light up with love. Michael was 6’8” and lovingly known as “Big Mike” by family and friends.  He was fun loving, charming, funny, caring and understanding. He valued a lot in life but family and living life to its fullest were his main goals. His friends and education were deeply important to him and he had a passion for landscaping, which was going to be his profession.

Michael took great joy in working out, attending church and riding his motorcycle. He died doing what he loved the most, which was riding his motorcycle. Mike's life was cut short by a motorcycle accident on July 27, 2008. He was 26. Mike was an organ donor and helped people even in his death by donating his heart, liver, and both kidneys.

Each summer, “Big Mike’s Annual Memorial Bike Run” is held to honor his memory, his legacy of life and to support Lifebanc.  This year, the event will be held Sunday, July 22nd at Boettler Park in Canton, Ohio.  Dinner and a raffle will be held at Legends Sports Pub in Uniontown after the run.  The event is free and registration begins at 9 a.m. with bikes leaving at 11 a.m. 

Interested in participating in the run? You can pre-register for the event at BigMikeMemorialRun.com or by contacting Joseph Kerr at joker7294@yahoo.com, or download a printable flyer.

Enjoy a fun motorcycle ride while helping to save lives and honoring the memory of a big hero, Big Mike!

SAY "YES"

Before I actually started working in the license bureau, I never even considered being a donor. I am on the front line every day asking people to say YES to become an organ and tissue donor. At first I looked at it as part of my job, but as I grew in knowledge, understanding and situations occurring, it allowed me to see the importance of it. I didn’t look at it as just my job anymore; I looked at it as an opportunity to help save lives and eventually became a donor myself."

Stephanie Drake - Deputy Registrar for the Shaker Heights License Bureau

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