Number of Participants: 600
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $5,070
Event Amount Raised: $4,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 18, 2023
Center Moriches High School
Frowein Road, Center Moriches
The ALS Ride for Life stopped in Center Moriches on May 18 as part of its major advocacy event. Patients who have ALS led the ride that first stopped at the middle and high schools, and then made its way to Clayton Huey Elementary School. The Ride for Life was welcomed by elementary school students holding handmade signs and posters with messages of hope.
Throughout the month of May, or ALS Awareness Month, the Center Moriches school community raised money for the cause through several fundraisers and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. At the Ride for Life ceremony, the district presented the organization with a $4,000 check to support patient services. Additionally, Center Moriches High School student Romina Lopez-Flores gave a powerful speech about how ALS has affected her family and the importance of continuing the fight.
1 – Center Moriches High School students walked from their building to Clayton Huey Elementary School with positive signs and posters.
2 and 3 – Clayton Huey Elementary School students welcomed patients who have ALS as they led the Ride for Life.
4 – The Center Moriches School District presented the ALS Ride for Life with a $4,000 check.
5 – Christine Pendergast, wife of the late Ride for Life founder Chris Pendergast, and Center Moriches High School student and keynote speaker Romina Lopez-Flores.
Photos courtesy of the Center Moriches School District