Before Tom Adams died, he had a last wish.
The former Clifton Park resident and Shenendehowa High School alumnus wanted to raise money for the foundation created six years ago to help his friend, Hannah Sames, a 10-year-old girl from Rexford living with giant axonal neuropathy, a rare genetic disorder that causes a gradual decline in mental function and a loss of control over body movements.
Adams died of cancer last week, said Matt Sames, Hannah’s father and a co-founder of Hannah’s Hope Fund. Before his death, Adams had been planning a fundraiser for Saturday in Round Lake. The event, a motorcycle bike rally at The Mill Bar & Grill, will still go on, Sames said.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the mill, 2121 Route 9. The event begins at 10 and includes lunch and festivities from noon to 4 p.m. There will be live music, raffles, a silent auction and a cash bar.
The cost is $25 per rider and $10 per passenger. Attendees may pay at the door or in advance by using PayPal at www.hannahshopefund.org.
“He just met [Hannah] this summer and kind of fell in love with her,” Sames said. “He just wanted to do something for her, so we’re going to make sure it happens.”