ALS Ride for Life Visits Giblyn School

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ALS Ride for Life made a stop at Leo F. Giblyn School during their crusade to raise awareness about ALS. This is the sixth year the nonprofit organization included the school in their tour.

Christopher Pendergast, ALS Ride for Life founder who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, led the excursion. He also visited the students in November 2018 in preparation of the special event. He educated them about the disease and how the organization works to raise awareness and funds to find a cure.

This is one of the school’s most treasured events of the year. For the day, students and staff all wore blue, white or Yankees shirts to honor Lou Gehrig, who also had ALS, and displayed their signs of support for those battling with ALS. 

Music teacher Ms. Shannon Abramovitz had two moving songs prepared, one by the fourth grade, and one by the entire school of more than 600 students. This year, families generously raised $2,300 to support the cause.