Services set for Avon Lake’s Piper Samuels

Piper Samuels

Six-year old Piper Samuels, the Avon Lake girl who inspired hundreds of residents to tie pink ribbons to mail boxes and light posts across the city in support of her fight to “crush cancer,” passed away early Sunday after a year-long battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer.

Calling hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday (Aug. 18), at Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 19) at the Daniel Ross Performing Arts Center, Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake.

On the “Piper Will Crush Cancer” Facebook page, more than 1,000 people have posted condolences. The family shared that Piper had “gained her angel wings.”

Piper is survived by her parents, Kevin and Kari Samuels, a brother, Nolan, and a large extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation, which seeks to find a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma, at 15301 Dallas Parkway, #1100, Addison, TX 75001.

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