Daybreak Interview – Charity Ride for Macon Co. Commissioner Bob Melvin

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – According to the American Cancer Society, multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer. In the United States, the risk of getting the disease is 1 in 132.

Macon County Commissioner Bob Melvin is someone who’s been diagnosed with this rare type of cancer. As is the case with any cancer, treatment is costly.

This weekend, there’s a “Bikers for Bob” charity ride in Macon County to help Melvin and his family with his medical expenses.

Melvin and William Martin, a friend who’s organizing the ride, visited Daybreak to talk about it.

The “Bikers for Bob” charity ride is Saturday March 30th from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The ride starts at Flint River Farm School Historical Park in Montezuma. Registration is $20.

Click on the video to see the full interview.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.