Defying the odds! ALS patients and families raise awareness with ALS Ride For Life

May is ALS Awareness Month.
ALS patients and families have journeyed across our area raising awareness and funds to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Along the way they've also raised awareness, and inspired the community to join in the "Ride for Life."
But this year is different - this is the very first ride without Chris Pendergast.
Since 1997 patients have spent time on the road, and at schools with the mission of raising research funds to find a cure.
Chris lost his battle with ALS last year, but his wife Christine continues the fight.
In the last year, the Ride For Life was able to reach over 10,000 students in 90 schools.