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Law enforcement family fighting leukemia

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is collaborating with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) to raise funds to assist a family in financial need.

“Meals for Mebane” will be Wednesday, March 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Agape Faith Church, 2101 Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

The Mebane family is a law enforcement family. Alina Mebane has been part of the FCSO family for 14 years as a detention officer, and her husband is a sergeant with the NCSHP. Alina, a proud mother of three, was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2020. She is currently receiving chemotherapy and is scheduled for a stem cell transplant that will require months of recovery. During this challenging time, the Mebane family needs assistance.

The community can help by attending the “Meals for Mebane” event. There will be food trucks from 13 Bones Restaurant and Wicked Awesome Foods; The Coffee Mill will also be present. There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive; sign-up online at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code: mealsformebane. One hundred percent of donations from the event will benefit the Mebane family.

“Our law enforcement families are coming together in solidarity to support the Mebane family during this time of crisis. We are here for our community, and we are here for one another.” Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr.