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Please join us on Saturday May 9th, 2015 for the second Annual 5K Run/Walk to honor the memory of Matt Bruce who lost his battle to ALS in March of 2014.

The event will take place at The Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd Northboro MA, 01532. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Runners will start at 9:30 AM followed by walkers at 10:00AM. The cost to participate in this event is $40.00. Everyone who is pre-registered will be guaranteed a t-shirt. There will be a BBQ at Proctor School following the race. All proceeds from the event will benefit Compassionate Care ALS. 

CCALS was a big help to Matt and his family when he was facing his terminal illness. For anyone who does not know what ALS is, this is a neurodegenerative disease that effects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord eventually leading to death. Matt put up one of the most courageous battles we have ever witnessed, and he never let ALS win. He inspired us all to live life to the fullest and even more importantly, to live in the moment and never take anything or anyone for granted.

CCALS has offered individualized support to over 1,200 families that have faced ALS since 1998. We meet their needs and provide them with comfort while they are facing the challenge of a lifetime. Since coming to work at CCALS I have witnessed Ron and the entire staff transform this frightening diagnosis into a life of calm, comfort and dignity. The support they provide is larger than I had ever imagined. By participating in this event you are honoring Matt’s life and helping many others in need that are living with ALS today. I could never thank you enough.

– Jen Gauvin

If interested in sponsorship opportunities for this year’s race please contact CCALS at (508) 444-6775.

See Matt’s beautiful story as covered on Fox 25 here:

“Live every day like it’s your last and don’t take life for granted because you never know” – Matt Bruce