Faculty Feud Fundraises for Ride Again

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Once again, Rushmore Avenue School has shown its commitment to altruism and support for the fight against the neurodegenerative disorder ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The school recently held its annual Faculty Feud event, which, combined with earlier fundraising events at the school, raised $5,579.21 to be presented to Chris Pendergast and the Ride for Life organization as he makes his way past Rushmore School this Wednesday, May 15, during his annual Ride for Life.

Rushmore Student Council advisers Elizabeth Cottell and Julie Santoro organized another successful year of Faculty Feud, a game that mimics the famous game show “Family Feud.” Teachers battled against each other in a hilarious game featuring questions surveyed by Rushmore students.  

Mr. Pendergast, a former schoolteacher who 25 years ago was diagnosed with ALS and given three years to live, met with Rushmore and Cherry Lane School students earlier this year to educate them on his disease and share his message of hope and inspiration. May 15 marks his 22nd annual Ride for Life across Long Island to raise money for research, patient services and awareness about the disease. 

Another great job by the Rushmore Student Council and faculty, who look forward to cheering Mr. Pendergast on during the ride!