2012-07-05 / Letters to the Editor

Stroke awareness walk at Wetherill a success

We would like to thank everyone who showed their support for our son Gregory and other childhood stroke survivors by joining us and contributing to our fourth annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk on May 19 at Fort Wetherill. Thanks to the generous donations of so many of you. We raised more than $6,000 for the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association.

CHASA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by pediatric stroke and other causes of hemiplegia. Funds go directly into funding much needed research, as well as providing educational scholarships for childhood stroke survivors.

A special thank you to our business sponsors: Genzyme a Sanofi Company, Island Rubbish, Baker’s Pharmacy, Dr. James Hosmer and Basler Chiropractic. Thanks also to the thoughtful individuals who volunteered their time and talents to help make the walk a success: Joan Clark, Barbara Szepatowski, Randy Westcott and Tracy Braga. We also appreciate the many local businesses who donated in-kind: East Bay Bed & Breakfast, Paws & Claws, Jamestown Golf Course, Trattoria Simpatico, the Bay Voyage, Spinnaker’s, Slice of Heaven, Island Animal, McQuade’s Marketplace, Chopmist Charlie’s, and Freddie’s House of Pizza.

Also, Babcock’s Karate, the Fish Market, Newport Playhouse, Ocean State Theatre Company, Douglas Paquette Accessories, Alex and Ani, Showcase Cinemas, Uno Chicago Grill, Twin Willows, PJ’s Pub, Panera Bread Catering, Monster Golf, Christmas Tree Shops, Walmart, Stop & Shop, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Shaw’s Supermarket.

If you missed the walk but would still like to donate to CHASA, please visit our fundraising website at ChildhoodStrokeWalkRI. com.

Again, our heartfelt appreciation to all of you!

Jill and Jeffrey Ball Intrepid Lane Jamestown

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