RTR students raise money for ALS

June 6, 2019

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Students and staff posed for a photo with teacher Ron Ries (center, front) on the last day of school on Friday. Students Ainsley Novak and Eryn Kraft spearheaded a fundraiser in Ries’ honor, raising over $1,200 for ALS through t-shirt sales.

By Mark Wilmes
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At the beginning of the 2018- 19 school year, RTR teacher Ron Ries received the devastat­ing news that he had been di­agnosed with amyotrophic lat­eral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This spring, eighth graders Eryn Kraft and Ainsley Novak decided they needed to do what they could to help out. The girls decided to start a fundraiser to help find a cure, with all the money raised donated to the ALS Association in honor of Mr. Ries.

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