The Adams family deals with ALS two ways

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Forward Craig Adams is skating with his Penguins teammates at informal sessions this week in advance of training camp next week, but he will have a different priority Saturday morning.

Adams and his wife, Anne, will be co-chairs of the Walk to Defeat ALS at Point State Park. It is their second time serving in that role, but this time it is with heavier hearts.

Anne's father, Paul Cellucci, died in June of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Cellucci, who was 65, was a former Massachusetts governor and United States ambassador to Canada.

"It's a personal fight for us," Adams said Thursday after skating with several teammates. "It's a terrible disease, as anyone who knows anything about it knows. It's a disease that has no treatment and no cure. We're working hard to not only help people who are living with ALS to improve their quality of life, but also to help find a cure."

Registration at Point State Park begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10.

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For much more on the Penguins, read the Pens Plus blog with Dave Molinari and Shelly Anderson at www.post-gazette.com/plus. Shelly Anderson: shanderson@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1721 and Twitter @pgshelly.


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