On Sept. 7 a benefit motorcycle ride will take place for Chase Mein, a one year old who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Kay Brigman Mein, originally from Hamlet and Brian Mein are the parents of Chase and currently live in Columbia, S.C.
Registration for the bike ride will begin at 11 a.m. at Family Cycles, located on Hwy 74 in Hamlet. The ride will start at 1 p.m. and will be through Richmond County. The ride will be between 50 and 70 miles in length. It was cost $15 per bike and $20 for double. After the bike ride, bikers will be served a BBQ dinner (included with the registration fee) at All Saints Episcopal Church on Henderson Street in Hamlet.
Bike riders will receive door prizes.
BBQ plates will be available for anyone to purchase starting at 11 a.m. and will cost $7. Individuals who purchase a plate can choose to dine in or carry out.
There will be a drawing and half of the profit that is made will go to the winner and the other half will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are currently for sale from now until Saturday at 2 p.m.
There will also be an auction that will start at 2:30 p.m. Items that will be auctioned off were donated by local businesses.
The funds that are raised, excluding half of the proceeds from the drawing, will be donated directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in hopes for a cure for this disease in honor of Chase and to raise awareness for all who suffer from this disease.
In the event of rain, the benefit will take place on Sunday Sept. 8.
To purchase tickets contact 910-206-5070.