Fundraising for ALS Research

Fundraising for ALS Research photo

In an effort to help those affected by this terrible disease, staff and students from the Babylon Memorial Grade School recently did their part to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, by taking part in their annual “Let’s Put ALS to Sleep” fundraiser.

During the course of the day, staff and students wore fun and festive sets of pajamas, all the while contributing small donations toward funding ALS research. The school is thrilled to report that $450 was successfully raised during this year’s fundraiser. 

"ALS is a debilitating disease that has no known cure,” said Babylon Memorial Grade School Principal Steve Goldberg. “We continue to support Chris Pendergast and the Ride for Life Foundation as we raise funds to ‘Put ALS to Sleep’ with our annual Pajama Day fundraiser, and are proud to fight alongside the ALS Ride for Life Team.”

Additionally, students were thrilled to be able to contribute toward the cause. "It made me feel good to bring in a dollar to help ALS and be comfortable wearing my pajamas in school,” said sixth-grader Caera Larkin.

Babylon Memorial Grade School will continue the fight against ALS this spring as they plan to host a “Walk for A Cure” fundraiser where staff and students are encouraged to make a small donation and walk laps around the school’s track.  

“Babylon Memorial Grade School has always been a strong supporter of this amazing organization and to Mr. Pendergast’s cause to bring awareness and find a cure,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “For those of us who have been personally affected by ALS, we continue to thank the ALS Ride for Life Foundation for all they do to combat this disease.”