'Riders for the Cure' take to the streets
TYLER — After moving from California 10 years ago, now Tina Clark and her husband Wayne call East Texas home.
Last July, Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Last Friday, she went to her last chemo treatment.
She sees Sunday's "ride" as a celebration.
"You weren't really aware until it happens to you what everybody actually will do around to help with a cure. And this ride is absolutely wonderful. And I just bought my husband a Harley for his birthday a couple of days ago, so we got it just in time," Clark said.
Sunday's "Riders for the Cure," a precursor to next weekend's Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" started around 2 in the mall parking lot.
The bikers rode around the city for a little over an hour to raise awareness for the disease that affects so many.
Event organizers Marta and Steve Fitzpatrick say many of Sunday's bikers don't even have a connection to breast cancer - they just wanted to help.
"It just spread and the people just signed up and showed up today and just came and rode," Fitzpatrick said.
About 65 motorcycles participated on Sunday - and they hope to do it again next year...something Clark says is important.
"You can survive. Be positive. Join in and help those that are looking for support with breast cancer, join in all the rallies that you can," Clark said.