2013-05-30 / Letters to the Editor

Charity walk at Fort Wetherill a success

We would like to thank every­one who joined us in recognizing Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month by attending our fifth annual childhood-stroke walk and fund­raiser on May 18 at Fort Wetherill. Thanks to all of you and the nu­merous other individuals who do­nated online, 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. The money raised from our walk goes directly into funding much-needed infant and childhood-stroke re­search, educational seminars and conferences, and scholarships for childhood-stroke survivors.

A special thanks to our generous sponsors: Island Rubbish, South County Orthopedics, Mansions & Manors, Baker’s Pharmacy and Dr. James Hosmer. Also, thanks to Joan Clark, Tracy Braga, Cathy Horridge, Joy Youngs and our friends from Genzyme Sanofi who volunteered their time and talents to help make the fundraiser a suc­cess. We also appreciate the many local businesses and organizations who donated in-kind: Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, Flint Au­dio Video of Middletown, James­town Golf Course, East Bay Bed & Breakfast, Alex and Ani, New­port Playhouse, Slice of Heaven, Grapes & Gourmet, Jamestown Wine & Spirits, Spinnaker’s Café, PJ’s Pub, Twin Willows, McQuade’s Marketplace, Shaw’s of Middletown, Stop & Shop of North Kingstown, Walmart of North Kingstown, and BJ’s Wholesale Club of Middletown.

If you missed the walk but would still like to donate to CHA­SA, please visit our fundrais­ing website at ChildhoodStroke WalkRI.com. Again, our heartfelt appreciation to all of you.

The Ball family
Intrepid Lane

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