Supporting the ALS Ride for Life

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Staff and students from the Babylon Memorial Grade School recently showed their full support for ALS Ride for Life, as founder Chris Pendergast and his team paraded down the front of the school building to waves of cheers and rounds of applause.

As Mr. Pendergast and his team made their way toward the front circle of the school, students held up posters and signs they made in class. Additionally, student-musicians representing the school’s band and orchestra filled the air with sweet sounds of music to serve as a welcoming introduction. 

In order to further support ALS research, the school held fundraisers earlier this year such as Pajama Day, along with a highly successful Walk-A-Thon which raised ALS awareness and collected donations for additional research funding.

The district would like to thank Linda McGarvey, the secretary at the main office, for coordinating this wonderful event which allowed ALS Ride for Life to safely pass through the Babylon School District.  

ALS Ride for Life was founded in 1997 by Chris Pendergast and his supporters. Each May, during ALS Awareness Month, those diagnosed with ALS ride their powered wheelchairs across Long Island to Manhattan in order to raise awareness of the disease, which currently has no cure.