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Ellsworth cancer victim's family and friends walk again for cause


The late Joanie Forss wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

The first American Cancer Society (ACS) Run Walk of Pierce County to be held in Ellsworth since Forss' death will feature her family in the grand marshal role on Saturday, July 23. They'll walk in tribute to the main organizer of the local event's Snowball's Bar team, who died of pancreatic cancer in November.


Her husband, Jerry Forss, said Friday early indications are the team will have quite a representation for this year's walk. The bar already held a breakfast June 18 at which nearly $3,000 was raised for the cause, and has recently experienced brisk sales for its related "shoes," "circles" and buttons, some featuring the cancer victim's picture.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 13.

Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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