SJC Brooklyn Hosts Annual Ride for Life

May 24, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – May 24, 2016 – More than 125 participants joined St. Joseph’s College (SJC) for the final leg of this year’s annual ALS Ride for Life on Saturday, May 21, at SJC Brooklyn’s Hill Center.  

“We're proud to serve as a host for the ALS Ride for Life's annual New York City walk,” said Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., professor of recreation and leisure studies and associate dean for community development at SJC. “St. Joseph's College has partnered with Ride for Life for many years, raising thousands of dollars to support their mission of finding a cure and raising awareness for this terrible disease.”

During Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month in May, the charity conducts the annual Ride For Life, a major patient advocacy event. Over many days, patients in electric wheelchairs or scooters travel a lengthy route spreading awareness, information and raising funds. From SJC Brooklyn, participants crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and made their way to Washington Square Park, where the walk concluded with a service at the New York University chapel. 

Ride for Life was founded in 1997 by Chris Pendergast, and is a patient driven, volunteer organization. The organization is dedicated to raising research funds to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and to support patients and their families through patient services. For more information about this event and Ride for Life, visit

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.