Friends and family, and the honoree himself are getting excited to see a dream come true.

Corey Sukeforth, who currently resides in in Rio Grande, N.J., but is from the Midcoast area, was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year. He just completed his final planned chemo treatment, and has to go back in a few weeks for further tests to decide the next course of action.

Sukeforth posted on Facebook his desire to travel to Maine to have his favorite, a Wasses' hot dog. It has since become an "event" scheduled for Saturday, March 9, according to his aunt Tammy Fernald, who resides in Florida and has arrived in Rockland for the event.

Sukeforth as well has arrived in Maine, and is enjoying spending time with his friends and family.

The event will begin with family and friends meeting at Wasses' Hot Dog at 2 North Main St. in Rockland, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants will then go to South School at 100 Holmes St. (off Broadway) to spend time with Sukeforth and his family. Cake and coffee will be available. Other snacks are welcome. The meeting place is available until 3 p.m. for those who want to drop in for a visit.

Kat Mills, a family friend who is organizing the event, said further donations can be brought to the event.

Monies will help defray the cost of Sukeforth's transportation from New Jersey, as well as accommodations.

A display of Jeeps will be on hand for viewing, another of Sukeforth's favorite things.