MS Shows Ride for Life Support

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Supported by a crowd of cheering, poster-waving students, Chris Pendergast came to the middle school on May 8 as part of his 22nd annual Ride for Life event. Pendergast, a former elementary school teacher and ALS patient, has spent the last two decades dedicating his life to raise money to help find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Pendergast previously helped the school’s National Junior Honor Society and Leaders Club kick off their respective fundraising efforts with a March 13 assembly for eighth graders. Members of these clubs then sold baseballs as a competition between grades for a night of no homework, and social studies teacher Melissa Henderson presented Pendergast and his foundation with a $1,000 check at the Ride for Life.