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Memorial Ride Helps Louisa County Boy

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This year's ride raised $1,500 from registration alone. This year's ride raised $1,500 from registration alone.

Eighty-six motorcycle riders roared through Louisa Saturday to help a one-year-old boy live in the legacy of another young man.

The second annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride will help Luke Cox get the therapy he needs to learn to walk and talk.

"He's gotten on a lot of the bikes and taken pictures with the riders and I think he enjoys that too," Luke's father Scott Cox said.

Every rider pulling into the Court Café and Pub in Louisa is helping Luke move forward.

"Luke was born a little early and we didn't know what was going on at first - he had some issues with trying to keep his oxygen levels right, he had some breathing problems so he had a feeding tube, IVs, he's had MRIs, cat scans," Scott Cox said.  

This year, proceeds from the ride, lunch, auction and raffle tickets will help the Cox family cover the therapy Luke needs to learn to walk and talk.

"Will he be able to? We don't know but we're certainly going to try," Scott Cox said.  

Jessica Adams says the ride - that benefits a different child every year - is a wonderful way to keep her son Evan's memory alive.  

"I know that if he could be here with us now he'd be glowing," she said.  

Adams shares the community support she felt during Evan's struggle with other families through this memorial benefit -- support the Coxes say is overwhelming.  

"They're excellent people, incredible people and they're so sweet to be able to pay this whole benefit forward and we're looking forward to doing that next year," Scott Cox said.  

This year's ride raised $1,500 from registration alone. The Adams family hopes to continue the ride every year in Evan's memory.

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