Students at William Floyd Middle School, Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School and from the William Floyd High School Interact Club recently welcomed Chris Pendergast of the Ride for Life organization on day two of his 12-day trek from Long Island to New York City which is designed to raise funds and awareness to “strike out” ALS (amytrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Students from each school greeted Chris and Ride for Life members with encouraging signs and uplifting songs including the “Happy Birthday” song for Chris. Students then accompanied him along his route for a short period of time. They also presented him with donations to support the search for a cure – Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School raised and donated $1,000, the Interact Club made a $750 donation and William Floyd Middle School gave $500 with plans to continue fundraising throughout the remainder of the school year.
Additional photos are available at the William Floyd School District flickr page.