To the Editor:

Voice for Joanie, Inc. extends a grateful thank you to the following for their generous support of our recent May 18 pizza, pasta and dessert fundraiser.

Thank you to Big Y, the Boston Red Sox, Emalyn Sweets, Il Colosseo, Joe's Salon & Spa, Magic by Danny Diamond, Magic Marty Steinberg, the New York Yankees, Panera Bread, RNM Entertainment DJ, Union Savings Bank, VFW Post No. 1672, Dr. Glenn Wilson, the New York Jets, The News-Times, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 40, Webster Thomas, the New York Giants, the Vita Family and Walmart and Connecticut Family Chiropractic.

A special thank you to the people who attended our event and made it such a huge success.

Their support, combined with the contributions and the ongoing commitment of our volunteers, enable us to continue our pledge to supply free-of-charge speech technology to the paralyzed victims of Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

Founded in 1990, Voice for Joanie has been "bringing a voice to the voiceless" to nearly 1,000 persons in Connecticut and nearby states who have been paralyzed and left unable to speak by ALS and other debilitating diseases.

Without our supporters, Voice for Joanie's life-changing work for ALS victims and their families would not be possible.

Shirley A. Fredlund


executive director

Voice for Joanie, Inc.

New Milford