WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

T-shirt sales, student-faculty softball game among fund-raisers leading to ALS Awareness Day

T-shirts are being sold by the Watertown High Class of 2021 to fight ALS.

T-shirts are being sold by the Watertown High Class of 2021 to fight ALS.

Carolina Pesqueira, Raider Times staff

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Watertown High teachers Erin McGovern and Teresa Malone, and the Class of 2021 are working together to fight the horrible disease known as ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The group is promoting ALS Awareness Day at Watertown High on May 22, as May is ALS Awareness Month.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease in the nervous system that weakens muscles and affects physical function. Ms. McGovern has herself experienced the horrible effects that ALS can have in a loved one. Her godmother was 60 years of age when she died in September, a year after being diagnosed.

“It really is very painful to watch someone lose the ability to move, to speak, and it takes the personality away,” Ms. McGovern said.

Ms. McGovern announced that there are ALS awareness T-shirts can be ordered during all three lunches for $10 each through Friday, May 11. There will also be a teacher-student charity softball game on May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Filippello Park.

All money raised from donations and events will be sent to the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Conn., which specializes in fighting ALS.

(To donate, order shirts, or for more information, please contact Erin McGovern at [email protected].)

–May 10, 2018–

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Classes and Clubs

    Another successful Think Pink at WHS

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Arts & Entertainment

    This definitely isn’t Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Classes and Clubs

    Culley Byham is ready to give Watertown her best shot

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Classes and Clubs

    2018 Watertown High School award and scholarship winners

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Around Watertown

    Class of 2019 to run car wash this Saturday

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Around Watertown

    At Central Rock Gym, this Project Adventure class climbed out of its shell

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Arts & Entertainment

    Dr. Schuetze’s emotional farewell performance caps WHS spring concert

  • Classes and Clubs

    Watertown High School honors top students for Term 3 (Spring 2018)

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Arts & Entertainment

    Greek tragedy meets ’70s disco at Harvard Stadium

  • WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS

    Arts & Entertainment

    Who is Chris Regan? Funny you should ask …

WHS Class of 2021 taking up fight against ALS