Assisting the ALS Ride for Life Foundation

Assisting the ALS Ride for Life Foundation photo

Hundreds of administrators, staff and students from Bayport-Blue Point High School recently lined Snedecor Avenue in Bayport to show overwhelming support for Chris Pendergast and the ALS Ride for Life Foundation as they honorably paraded throughout the community.

Thanks to the efforts of high school English teacher Erin McKay, Mr. Pendergast and the ALS Ride of Life Foundation were invited to ride their way along the front of the school building as the hundreds of spectators cheered him on. 

To help raise funding to support research efforts for a cure for ALS, the high school student government rallied their peers to help raise $250 for the nonprofit organization.   

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