CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Each year, there are 64,000 new cases of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Massachusetts. Car Crash Survivor BJ Williams joined us to share why he is running 64 miles next week.
DATES & TIMES: Start – Friday, August 29th at 5:00PM Aiming to finish Saturday, August 30th between 12:00PM and 2:00PM
ADDRESS: Start – State Line Road, West Stockbridge, MA Finish – 119 Edgewood Ave, Longmeadow, MA
BJ Williams Runs 64 for 64,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
In Massachusetts every year 64,000 people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
BJ Williams has a mission to run 64 miles to raise money and awareness on behalf of the brain injury community.
On Friday, August 29th at 7:30 pm BJ will begin his 64 mile journey in Canaan, NY and finish on
Saturday, August 30th between 10 am – 12 pm in his hometown of Longmeadow, MA. His fundraising goal for this event
is sixty-four hundred dollars and he will be donating all of the proceeds from his run to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA).
BJ is not only running for the thousands who have been affected by a TBI he is also running for himself, a survivor.
On July 28, 2005, BJ was involved in a car crash that almost brought his life to an end. As a result of the injuries he sustained in the
car crash, he was unable to continue pursuing his dream of playing professional hockey. BJ, who graduated from the National Sports
Academy in Lake Placid, NY, spent two seasons with the Bay State Breakers, a high-level amateur hockey club in Boston. Following his
crash, he persevered and has competed in three Ironman triathlon competitions and over 80 other endurance events. In 2010, he joined BIA-MA’s
If you would like to track BJ on his 64 mile journey or cheer him on please visit http://bwilliams59.wix.com/64milesfor64000 to view his route.
If you would like to donate please visit http://www.gofundme.com/brrs2o.