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Northborough police sergeant to run Falmouth Road Race in memory of son

Matt Bruce passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with ALS. Photo/Submitted

Matt Bruce passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with ALS. Photo/Submitted

Northborough – Jim Bruce, a sergeant with the Northborough Police Department, will be running this year’s Falmouth Road Race to raise money and awareness for Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS). The race is scheduled to take place Aug. 17.

     Sgt. Bruce will be pushing an empty wheelchair during the race in memory of his son Matt, who passed away back in March. CCALS had provided some support to Matt and the Bruce family during his courageous battle with ALS.

“My son Matt was just 25 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS, a diagnosis that he fully accepted. He never complained or said, ‘Why me,’” Sgt. Bruce said. “I will be honoring my son during the race by pushing a racing wheelchair specially designed by Compassionate Care. While the chair may be physically empty, I know that Matt will be with us in spirit.

“Matt touched so many people with the way that he lived, and especially the way he lived after he got ALS. Compassionate Care ALS helped Matt find some solace and dignity while he lived with ALS, and I am happy to give back to them in this way.”

Sgt. Bruce hopes to raise $30,000 this year. More information on CCALS and on the Falmouth Road Race can be found at www.ccals.org.

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