MILLER PLACE - ? A Miller Place man has taken his wheelchair across Long Island for 14 years in a ?Ride for Life? as part of a journey to find a cure Lou Gherig?s disease.

The ?Ride for Life? journey begins on the East End of Long Island and ends in Manhattan for a total of 160 miles.

Chris Pendergrast?s father was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 and 80,000 Americans have died from the disease. The journey has become the Pendergrast family?s mission to find a cure.

About 50 patients that the Pendergrast family has formed relationships with and shared the experience with the ?Ride for Life? have lost their battle to ALS.