Friends, family will gather tonight to remember Ellie

Friends, family will gather tonight to remember Ellie

Friends, family will gather tonight to remember Ellie

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

NewsChannel 36 Staff

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 10:12 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An 8-year-old girl will be remembered today for her brave fight against cancer.

Ellie Potvin died Wednesday after a two-year battle with a rare form of childhood cancer.

Her story gained a lot of attention online from people around the world. Her website has been visited almost 2 million times.

One reader of Ellie's journal is organizing a massive balloon launch on Saturday in honor of Ellie. Rosann Horist says everyone should release a white or pink balloon at 1 p.m. Saturday.

A wake for Ellie is scheduled tonight at 6 at Calvary Church on Pineville-Matthews Road. The funeral is there tomorrow at 11 a.m.

The family is asking everyone to wear pink or pastels -- Ellie's favorite colors.

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