Race held in memory of Kristina Chesterman, woman killed in fatal DUI crash

CHICO, Calif. - Dozens of runners and walkers made their way on Sunday to Bidwell Park to honor the memory of Kristina Chesterman.

Posted: Apr. 29, 2018 6:25 PM

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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