Fifth-graders raise awareness and funds for ALS

Fifth-graders raise awareness and funds for ALS photo
When Chris Pendergast visited the elementary school a few months ago to share a message of strength and determination, his words left an imprint on several of the students.

His story of living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease for more than 20 years inspired four fifth-grade girls to host a fundraiser.

Gwenivere Connelly, Julia Fife, Alice Snyder and Emily Snyder sold small stuffed animals, loom bracelets, pencils, erasers, notepads and more to raise $334.35 for the ALS Ride for Life Campaign.

“We are very proud of them for taking this initiative to help out this worthy cause,” said Principal Thomas Meehan.