Telegram: Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race to carry on support for ALS research at UMMS

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

May 27, 2014

The Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race will be held Aug. 2 in Hudson and will support the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, according to a May 26 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The fund was launched by the former governor to support amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research at UMass Medical School and the work of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology. Cellucci died of ALS last June, at the age of 65.

"The reality of carrying on the fund without Paul was a really difficult one to grapple with," Jan Cellucci, his widow, told the paper. “My girls and I sat around and said, ‘How are we going to do this without dad?’ ”

Jan Cellucci and daughters Kate Garnett Cellucci and Anne Cellucci Adams are planning the road race to honor Paul Cellucci’s lifelong dedication to public service, as well as his commitment to finding a cure for ALS. The goal of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund is to establish an endowment to seed the boldest research ideas in the interdisciplinary laboratories at UMMS under the direction of Dr. Brown.

Read the full Telegram & Gazette story below.
Fundraising road race will honor the late Paul Cellucci

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