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Benefit ride to aid NAMI of McHenry County

Published: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 1:42 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 2:19 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – The McHenry County Iron Justice MC Chapter will host its inaugural benefit ride in support of NAMI of McHenry County on Aug. 17.

Registration for the ride runs from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Snuggery, 801 N. River Road. The first bike out will be at 10 a.m.

The cost is $25 per rider and $5 per passenger.

Poker run stops include Harpoon Willies in Williams Bay, Wis.; Pier West in Twin Lakes, Wis.; and Blarney Island in Antioch, where an additional fee for shuttle may apply. The final destination is Famous Freddie's in Fox Lake.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness.

All proceeds from this benefit ride go directly to NAMI.

In addition to assisting groups like NAMI of McHenry County, the club assists with its own college scholarship, Shop with a Cop, The Northern Illinois Police K9 Memorial, The Chicago Area 4 Ride to Remember, Doc Marks Run for the Kids, and the Adopt a Highway program.

The McHenry County Iron Justice MC has 23 members who are men and women in law enforcement, firefighters, friends and family.

For information, contact Chip Amati at 815-408-1032 or email amatichip@gmail.com.

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