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Three Village Supports ALS Ride for Life

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Several schools across Three Village helped to support a worthy cause this May, as they raised funds and organized pep rallies to support the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)Ride for Life.

At Arrowhead Elementary School, students and staff made signs to support the ride’s journey to Washington, D.C., which they displayed outside around the bus circle as the ride visited the building on its way to New York City.   

Earlier this year, Ride for Life founder Chris Pendergast visited Arrowhead to present information about ALS and the Ride for Life. Following the moving assembly, the student body vowed to organize several fundraisers to support the cause. 

The student council organized a fundraiser called “Ride for the Ride.” Students gained sponsors to donate funds in exchange for the students riding their bike, scooter or skateboard for 30 minutes. Gina Schwartz’s fourth grade class organized an ALS spirit week leading up to the day of the Ride for Life arrival and collected donations at lunchtime. Fifth grade students organized a Dimes for Dollars fundraiser. Collaboratively, the school collected $1,261 to support the cause. 

Each May, in honor of ALS Awareness Month, the ALS Ride for Life travels across Long Island over the course of several days. Patients and supporters ride in electric wheelchairs and scooters to spread awareness, information and raise funds for ALS. 




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