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Middle School NJHS Shows Support for ALS Ride for Life

East Islip Middle School NJHS shows support for ALS Ride for Life thumbnail223291
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Guided by adviser Betty Muller, East Islip Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently held a school and community fundraiser for ALS Ride for Life, raising $1,000 by selling baseballs and bracelets both in the school and in the community.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. Founded in 1997, ALS Ride for Life works to raise research funds to find a cure for while supporting patients and their families.

Several East Islip students proved especially dedicated to the cause. Student Government President and NJHS member Sahil Patel raised $54 dollar, NJHS Treasurer Chloe Garatina and NJHS Secretary Kaylee Garatina together raised a total of $185, and NJHS members Lexie Chocko and Kathryn Elliott both raised over #45 dollars. Additionally, teacher Carolyn Hummel contributed $150 from her Kindness Challenge fundraiser, bringing the total donation towards a cure for ALS to $1,150 dollars.

On June 14, Ride for Life representatives visited the school to accept the donation from the NJHS students, Muller, Hummel and Principal Bill Brennen.

“I want to thank all of the students for their hard work and dedication in supporting ALS Ride for Life,” Muller said. “I would also like to thank Mr. Brennen and the middle school staff at who supported us and this great cause during this school year.”

Date Added: 7/6/2022

Sunday, October 02, 2022