PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 6, 2013 – The 2013 ALS Ride for Life, a fundraising event to support a cure for ALS, will make its annual trek across Long Island, stopping at the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College (SJC) in Patchogue on Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 10 a.m.
Established in 1998, Ride for Life is a 150-mile wheelchair and scooter ride from Montauk to Manhattan to benefit those affected by ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The caravan will make a stop at SJC before they continue their journey through Long Island to Manhattan, where they will make a dramatic processional through Central Park.
The SJC Recreation Club will be in attendance to welcome the participants and provide them with lunch. A check totaling all of their fundraising efforts from the academic year will also be presented to the riders. Longtime supporters of Ride for Life, this is the third year SJC has served as a pit stop for the event.
SJC is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 26 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.