Support Sue for Lou in the 2017 11th Annual Valentine Plunge


A message from Sue for Lou

On February 4th, Joan Dancy & PALS will hold its 11th Annual Valentine Plunge to raise funds to care for people in our communities living with ALS. Please help by donating even the smallest amount.

Jumping in 32 degree water in the middle of the winter has to be the stupidest idea ever..but I am going to do it. This group is a direct support for Lou Martinelli. He was diagnosed 6 months after retirement. He has changed my life forever and I need to help to make a difference for not only him, anyone that has been effected by this.

The "plunge" we're asking you to make doesn't involve freezing cold water -- but it will make a big splash in the lives of our PALS. Simply click the "Donate" button above to make a secure online donation today.

Thank you!

- Suzanne Maddalena


  • Jim Campoli:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Patricia O'Rear:
    Lou Martinelli
  • robert zack:
    Lou Martinelli
  • David Zack:
    In honor of Lou Martinelli
  • Rosie OBrien:
    In honor of Lou Martinelli - You are brave. Your perseverance is an inspiration. Love Rosie
  • Dianne Gravatt:
    This is for Lou Martinelli
  • Andre Grebenstein:
    For my friend Lou Martinelli.
  • Carol Sebastian:
    This is for my friend Lou Martinelli.
  • Leslie Herman:
    For my rock Lou!
  • chris DeMaio:
    For Lou Martinelli Fight hard my friend. You are an Inspiration to all of Us. God Speed
  • Rona Lehtonen:
    Hi Sue, Please let Lou know I'm sending good thoughts his way. Rona
  • joe Farragher:
    God Bless Lou
  • mike lonergan:
    lou martinelli
  • Ron Voli:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Gregg & Cheryl Ziliani:
    Love you Uncle Lou!
  • Robert Cornero:
    For Lou!
  • Amy Baker:
    Lou -- You are a genuinely nice person with a big heart! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
  • Richard St John:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Elaine Regiec:
    In honor of Lou Martinelli. We love you Dad !!
  • David Piscadlo:
    Sue, I'm glad you are doing this and not me, my contribution is for good family man, hang in there Lou!
  • Voula Liacopulos:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Ken Olsen:
    Best golf buddy ever! Lou you will be in our prayers.
  • Kristen Perruso:
    Wishing you all the best Lou Martinelli! Stay strong!
  • Mary Voorhees:
    louis hero.
  • Carol Nacinovich:
    For Lou Martinelli
  • Monty Evans:
    Love you Uncle Lou! 🐸
  • Brian Abrams:
    Lou I'm always here for you! I love you buddy!
  • Frank Voli:
    For Lou Martinelli. Stay strong !
  • John Wennogle:
    Lou Marinelli - MVP as QB during STS- Football season. Love you Lou.
  • Tracy & Keith Corcoran:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Melissa Nagel:
    Suzanne you are the real deal!!❤️❤️❤️
  • Elaine Restiano:
    We love you Lou, here for you always.
  • Kathy Bojakowski:
    Thank you Lou for being such an amazing mentor to Suzanne. You believed in her and she is flourishing. Wishing you all the best.
  • Don Martinelli:
    Lou Martinelli From your "Little " brother you have allways been my hero. Elaine and I will support you in any way we can
  • Suzanne Barnum:
    Many thanks to all of those who are involved with planning this very special event for Lou Martinelli! Continued prayers for treatment and someday a cure.
  • Joanne Heckel:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Nataliya Kharakhay:
    Lou Martinelli stay strong and fight hard
  • Ralph Polcari:
    Lou Martinelli Thinking of and praying for you; it's an honor to help.
  • Carolyn O'Neill:
    Lou Martinelli
  • Terrence Gillen:
    I keep Praying that it's just misdiagnosed, an you'll wake up and it'll be gone
  • scott hartung:
    Good luck and Thank you !