4th Annual Mel Perks Motorcycle Run Scheduled for July 30



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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

The Mel Perks Motorcycle Run to benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will take place Saturday, July 30th at The Pad Restaurant, 1064 Route 394, Kennedy, NY. One of the most popular motorcycle runs in the area, the Mel Perks Run has raised over $25,000 to date for CHPC.

Registration for the run will start at 10am the day of the event with kickstands up at 11:00am. Free will donations will be accepted as registration fees for the ride.

The day’s schedule will also include a Chicken BBQ beginning at Noon and a live auction conducted by Himes Auction Company at 2pm. Several valuable items have been donated to the auction this year, including 4 tickets to see the Pirates play in Pittsburgh, as well as 4 tickets to a Buffalo Sabres home game. The event will also feature raffles and a Chinese auction. Live music will be provided from 3 to 7pm by the band “Steel Horse”.

The event is not just for motorcycle riders. Great music, prizes and food make it a fun Saturday afternoon for all adults.

This will be the fourth annual benefit coordinated by Pad owners, Al and Patty Sutter in memory of their friend, who died in 2012, after a brief illness. Perks was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was employed by the former Jamestown Sterlingworth for 20 years, where he retired as plant manager. He later owned the Frewsburg News Room and Mel’s Place in Falconer. His friends and family, who also assist with the coordination of the event each year, choose to donate the proceeds from the memorial to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care in appreciation for the care and support that he received from the agency during his illness.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care helps individuals and their families who are dealing with life limiting and terminal illnesses. Their team-based approach helps those individuals live to the fullest extent possible until the end of life. For more information about their programs contact the Lakewood office at 716-338-0033.