|Joseph and Jan Kerr, the parents of Michael Kerr, who died in a motorcycle crash in 2008, travel along Greensburg Road during the Big Mike's Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run in 2012. The annual event will be held again this Sunday.|
Hundreds of motorcycles are expected to roll through three counties Sunday for the “Big Mike’s Memorial Run,” a charity bike run in memory of a young man who died in a motorcycle crash seven years ago.
The free event benefits LifeBanc of Northeastern Ohio.
Michael T. Kerr, 26, had left Legends Sports Pub in Green, where he worked as a “bar back/bouncer,” when the crash occurred July 27, 2008. A Repository article dated July 29, 2008, said he had entered a left-turn lane in the center of the highway on State Route 241 (Massillon Road) near I-77 when he struck a concrete barrier around a flower bed in the middle of Massillon Road. He died later that day.
Kerr was an organ donor.
Three recipients of his donations will be at Sunday’s event:
• Tom Beadle of the Canton area, who received a kidney;
• Valerie Henning of the Medina area, who received his liver donation;
• Bill Wagner of New York, who received Kerr’s heart, said Joseph Kerr, the young man’s father. Continue reading