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Participant 579474

Melinda Marchiano
is Shaving to Cure Childhood Cancers

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Melinda Marchiano Before Melinda Marchiano After
Event Date
Mar 30, 2013
11:00 am
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
744 52nd Street
OPC Bldg Atrium
Oakland, CA US
Participant Roles
Shavee and Team Captain

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$4,719 raised
$10,000 goal


December 18th 2007...the day we finally knew the name of my enemy after months of searching- Hodgkin Lymphoma. One second an innocent 13 year old, I was suddenly thrown into the world of a child with cancer. 48 doses of chemo, 41 shots, over 150 needle pokes, 2 blood transfusions, 14 days of radiation, and 5 surgeries later, I emerged as a tattered, yet grateful survivor. Since my journey, I have discovered the power, hope, and beauty of helping those still in the midst of it all. Sharing my story through my book and speaking engagements, participating in fundraisers, and other advocacy efforts have become a meaningful part of my life. Now a pre-med student, I plan to eventually go full circle...from the bed to the bedside...from patient to pediatric oncologist. It gives me so much joy to turn the gratitude I have for my health and life into helping the kids who still battle day after day. While my long-term goal of going full circle may take some time, right now I plan to complete a smaller, more immediate circle. I'm going bald- again. It's my way of continuing to fight after the fight...to be a source of strength for those who have not yet defeated their enemy...to get us one step closer to a CURE. I appreciate the support of my friends, family, and others more than words can say! I pray and look forward to the day where the suffering is no more...it starts with us. Let's do this!
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St. Baldrick's Kids

Kate A.
  • Age 16
  • Clayton, CA US
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Cancer free
Jazmin P.
  • Age 3
  • Sacramento, CA US
  • Wilms or other kidney tumor
  • In treatment
Breanna Kassidy Burnop
  • Oriskany, NY US
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Angel

Donor List

  • $250 - $499

    Ginna Baldassarre In Honor Of Melinda Marchiano

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated

  • Ms. Rachel L Wallace

  • $100 - $249

    Lee Marchiano In Honor Of Miss Melinda L Marchiano

  • Stacy and Bill Murphy

  • Fran Norris

  • Denise In Honor Of Norman & Stephanie

  • Stephanie R Altman In Honor Of Denise L Altman

  • With love to Melinda & all the children, from Gramma & Poppy In Honor Of Miss Melinda L Marchiano

  • The Limon Family

  • Lynne Hanamoto In Honor Of Melinda M.

  • Pamela Selna

  • Melinda's bro In Honor Of Melinda Marchiano

  • Debra and Carl Miller

  • Mary Ann D Brow

  • Bob, Suze and Meredith Weissberg In Honor Of Miss Melinda Marchiano

  • Jim Wheeler In Honor Of Kimberly Roeder

  • Soozie B, UK.

  • Friends of Melinda

  • Mrs. julie adamson In Honor Of melinda marchiano

  • Randy and Tricia Hacker

  • GE Foundation

  • $1 - $99

    Jeff Winant and Doree Gerold

  • Church for Life

  • Ms. Marna E Lombardi

  • Tygem Butler

  • Mr. Greg W Puryear In Memory Of Miss Meme M Brown

  • Way to go Melinda!

  • Gregg Kaufma

  • Sue Racicot In Memory Of Brielle LaPlante

  • John N. Gavin In Honor Of Mr. Vinny DiGerolamo

  • Mr. Greg W Puryear (2)

  • Deliece Hofen In Honor Of Braden Hofen

  • Mrs. Mary L Eister

  • Mrs. Betty G Perriguey In Honor Of Melinda Marchiano

  • Anonymous (5)

  • Bob, Suze and Meredith Weissberg

  • Jean M Hartley

  • Peggy in honor of Melinda

  • Ms. Katrina A Williams

  • Jamie C Martin

  • For Melinda ~ You are Such an Inspiration! In Memory Of Kim Fonda

  • Mr. Dean Marchiano

  • Mrs. Deborah A. Fatheree In Honor Of MAX NUNN

  • Benji A Palus In Memory Of Kendall Springman

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Austin Macemore

  • Theresa Fabiano-Schuhmacher In Memory Of Chuck Breen

  • Mr. Dennis G Marchiano In Honor Of Melinda L Marchiano

  • Bennett Corley

  • Matthew B Dalton

  • Ms. Schyler York

  • Lory Motter

  • Scott W Rhein In Honor Of Melinda Marchiano

  • Vicki York

  • Ms. Linda Santos


  • Mr. Michael Gillette

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Drew Ducatelli

  • Mrs. Sherri Pleshe

  • Meredith Fane In Honor Of Melinda Marchiano

  • Mr. Karl I Brandt

  • Joshua Schiffman MD In Honor Of Melinda And all the other kids throughout the years

  • Tammy Buchanan In Honor Of The 36 diagnosed today

  • Becca Sciocchetti

  • Mr. Benjamin H Yablonovitch (2)

  • Karen Steves

  • Happy Birthday Melinda

  • Michael Carr

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