A hugely successful eighth annual Trouble the Dog Motorcycle Ride took place on Sunday, October 2, 2022. As in past years, it was sponsored by Marblehead Opticians and held at The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA.
Photos are courtesy of TR Collins and Camarda Photography. The TikTok video was produced by John Maihos.
Patches Donated in Memory of Amy Jo Freeman
Amy had a passion that matched her personality, and gave her an independence she always felt inside, riding her motorcycle. Pairing this with her love for philanthropy, Amy raised funds for each mile ridden for charitable organizations for children (riding over 20,000 miles in 2021 alone!). Amy felt this was some of her most important work in life, allowing children to enjoy the milestones of childhood and have a sense of adventure, a taste of independence, and a chance to build self-confidence.
2021 Ride Photos
Video and all 2021 ride photographs are courtesy of Kira Riskin.
The Kennek Foundation works much of its magic with the help of an angel in disguise... Trouble the Dog. Trouble is an ultra-soft keepsake toy that is 100% made in the USA. He comforts children experiencing "trouble" in their lives -- big or small. Trouble has been applauded by CNN and MSNBC as a "socially conscious toy"; a "comfort toy" and as a "therapy dog" by the Boston Herald. The children's book, "Here's Trouble" teaches kids about hope and resilience while demonstrating the power of unconditional love.
You can soothe a child now!
Trouble on the Scene
Download the “Trouble on the Scene” info packet and find out how your community can help first responders help kids.