SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a brain tumor, the reality of it can be terrifying, but there is more hope than people realize.
One local event, attended by hundreds each year, is raising awareness about brain tumors and the critical need for research that can save lives. The 9th annual Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research is this Sunday in High Rock Park in Saratoga Springs.
The event is named for Billy Grey, a 12-year-old Saratoga Springs boy, who lost his life because of a brain tumor in 2001. Students from the Albany Boys and Girls Academy, will be among those taking part.
Since Billy's death, his father Ken Grey has been on what he calls a riding crusade. Ken says his son was an inspiration and this was the least he could do to honor his memory.
The Billy Grey Ride and Walk for Research is Sunday. There are three cycling rides – 50, 25, and 10 mile rides – beginning at 8:30 a.m. or a three-mile walk beginning at 9 a.m. For more information visit http://www.teambilly.org/