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Letter: Remember someone special with donation to Cancer Society, she says


As Memorial Day, graduations and Father's Day draw near, the Pierce County Chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is drawing attention to donation giving to this chapter that is needed for the research.

Many people want to honor their loved ones and making a donation in their memory or honor is a fitting tribute and an invaluable gift that helps save the living from cancer.

The memorial and honor donations are helping more and more cancer patients every year. These donations help and support the research, education and service programs of the ACS. Conferences and publications keep health professionals informed of the latest and most effective methods of prevention, detections and treatments for rehabilitation of cancer patients.

On July 25, the ACS Chapter of Pierce County is sponsoring a Run/Walk at the fairgrounds in Ellsworth. There are many ways you can help with fundraising for this event, such as teams/groups or individuals with bake sales, garage sales with crafts and arts, brat stands, chili feeds and more. You may acquire pledges for your walk or run, or get matching gifts through employers or organizations. You may call 1-800-227-2345 (Kellie) for information.

This year's grand marshals are Jim and Susan Klaas. They both have been involved since the Dr.'s Run/Walk several years ago, having been diagnosed with cancer and gone through many treatments, surgeries. The pledges to them or to the ACS may be sent to Pierce County ACS Memorials and Honors Program-Kathryn Schommer, W3750 200th Ave., Maiden Rock, WI 54750.

Throughout the year, any memorial donations may be sent as you find it in your heart to honor someone you have lost to cancer. Turn your memories into hope for others. Any dollar amount sent will be appreciated.

Kathryn Schommer

Pierce County chairperson

Maiden Rock