Marlborough, MA --- The New England Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers voted at their recent annual meeting to donate $500 toward a fund to find a cure for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Former Massachusetts Govenor Paul Cellucci, a member of the writers, is afflicted with the disease.
A fund was set up a few years ago and several lawmakers, including former Governor William Weld and businessmen, have made contributions to the cause.
Cellucci became governor in 1997 and was later named ambassador to Canada.
The governor always had a fondness for harness racing and when time would allow, he would test his skills occasionally at one of Canada's tracks.
The funds are used for research which is going on at UMass Worcester.
Last spring an array of he governor's associates and well wishers attended a large fundraiser at the Charter Oak Country Club, run by his lifelong friend, Robert Yesue.
For more information on contributing to the fund, contact Yesue at 508.485.1444.