CHICO, Calif. - Dozens of runners and walkers made their way on Sunday to Bidwell Park to honor the memory of Kristina Chesterman.
Chesterman was a Chico State nursing student who was killed four and a half years ago by a drunk driver as she was bicycling home from the library.
Since her death, a clinic has been opened in Nigeria, serving a community that has no medical care, that was part of Kristina’s bucket list.
Sunday’s race was organized by the Chico State nursing program and raised about $3,000 all of which will go toward supporting the four nurses and two surgeons working at the Nigerian clinic.
Kristina’s parents said it has been a tough last few years, but that her legacy will live on thanks in part to the people of Chico.
“Although we live in Livermore, when we come here I feel like this is home for us because it was such a special place for Kristina and because everybody has just been so amazing to us, it really makes me feel good to be here,” said Sandra Chesterman, the mother of Kristina.
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