Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Amount Raised: $2,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 23, 2016
450 South Ocean Avenue Freeport
New York 11520, United States
ontinuing an annual tradition that began three years ago, students and staff at Leo F. Giblyn School in the Freeport Public School District warmly welcomed the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Ride for Life group during its trek from Riverhead to Manhattan.
The students , including studnet athletes, created a mosaic of motivational signs and banners on the front lawn of the school, where Ride for Life members expressed their appreciation for the school’s ongoing efforts to help bring awareness of the disease and raise funds to help find a cure. Ride for Life received a check from Giblyn for $2,000, which students and staff collectively raised through several means, such as fourth-graders creating and selling origami flowers. The riders, who are all at different stages of the disease, were treated to two heartwarming choral performances by students under the direction of music teacher Shannon Abramovitz.
Giblyn’s continued support for the Ride for Life is shown through its annual fundraising efforts and heartwarming displays of compassion through song and art.
1-2: Leo F. Giblyn students proudly displayed their signs during the ALS Ride for Life event.
3: Leo F. Giblyn students sang a motivational song during the ALS Ride for Life event.
4: Leo F. Giblyn students presented a $2,000 check to the ALS Ride for Life group.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools