By CATHY MOUNCE, Register Staff Writer
Cooke County —
In the five years since her death at the age of 11 of cancer, Krista Brewer will still be impacting this world May 27 at the 10th annual “Ride for the Cure” motorcycle ride which begins at the Gainesville Outlet Mall.
“We will begin registration at 8 a.m. and the 115 mile ride is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.,” Krista’s grandmother Valarie Blake said.
Blake stated that the fee is $20 per bike or $25 per couple and that all of the money raised will be given to the American Cancer Society. The ride is held in Krista's memory.
Fried catfish and hush puppies will be served at the end of the ride with many raffle items on hand.
The ride is supported by the Christian Motorcyle Association, Cooke County Riders and the Law Dogs. Blake said she is hoping for a big turnout.
“Last year we had over 80 riders and we hope to finally get 100 riders attending this year,” Blake said.
Krista attended Lee Intermediate School in Gainesville at the time of her passing and made many friends young and old.
Riding motorcycles with her family was one of Krista’s passions, Blake said.
“Krista would ride with her pawpaw, Mike Blake,” she said, “She loved to go fast and everyone who met her fell in love with her.”
As family and friends gather in her honor this Memorial Day, Krista continues her legacy through those who ride for her as they pickup the torch to help defeat cancer.
For more information on Monday’s ride, contact Valarie Blake at 940-768-8022.