Ride for Life treks across Long Island for a cure

A Miller Place man has spent the past 13 years fighting Lou Gherig?s disease while taking to the roads of Long Island to raise money and awareness to find a cure.

Chris Pendergast receives unconditional support from his army of volunteers who have joined him on this Ride for Life. Many of the volunteers are family, friends and loved ones of people suffering with or who have died of the disease. Local schools are especially involved in the cause; the North Babylon school district donated a check this year for $20,000.

While walking or riding, the volunteers hand out pamphlets to the public explaining their cause and Lou Gherig?s disease in further detail. The ultimate goal is common: an end to Lou Gherig?s.

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