Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $2,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 25, 2022
Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School
South Ocean Avenue, Freeport
After a two-year hiatus, the ALS Ride for Life once again made a stop at the Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School to raise awareness and help find a cure for ALS. This is the seventh year the organization has stopped at the elementary school on their Ride for Life tour.
The event is highly anticipated by the school and this year the students and staff welcomed the organization with beautiful signs showing their support, wore the color blue or a Yankees shirt to honor Lou Gehrig and cheered “Strike out ALS” as members of the ALS Ride for Life rode up the street followed closely behind by the Giblyn step team.
Members of the ALS Ride for Life organization spoke to the students about the disease and how the organization works to raise awareness and funds to find a cure. Giblyn Principal Amy Lederer announced that the Giblyn ALS coin drive raised $2,000 for the organization.
Music teacher Ms. Shannon Abramovitz then led the entire school in a moving performance of the song “Lend a Helping Hand” for the ALS members.
Closing out the Giblyn stop on the ALS Ride for Life tour, the students and ALS members learned a new ALS Cheer until next year’s ALS Ride for Life.
1-2: Students from Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School proudly displayed their signs of support for the ALS Ride for Life members.
- Leo F. Giblyn students and staff raised $2,000 for the ALS Ride for Life organization.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools