Lynbrook students and staff from North Middle School, South Middle School and Marion Street Elementary School put on their walking shoes and recently participated in the annual ALS Ride for Life fundraising event. Students proudly held up handmade signs and cheered on ALS Ride for Life founder and ALS patient Chris Pendergast and his team as they walked and rode in their motorized wheelchairs by the schools to raise money and ALS awareness.
Mr. Pendergast, along with his team of supporters and fellow ALS patients, first arrived at North Middle School where with the help of local law enforcement, students and staff joined his ride to South Middle School. After arriving at South Middle School, students and staff there traveled with him to Marion Street. It was a great way for the community to come together for an important cause. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak also joined in the memorable morning.
Leading up to the event, all three schools raised money for the ALS Ride for Life Foundation which will be used for ALS research. Together, the schools raised more than $7,000 towards finding a cure.
“Thank you guys for being out here this morning to support us and encourage us because you guys inspire us to keep doing what we’re doing,” said ALS patient Paul Weisman. “We’re going to stay on the road until we find this cure.”