Participant 579474

Melinda Marchiano Before
Melinda Marchiano After

Melinda Marchiano

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 30, 2013 • 11:00 am

Event: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

At: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

744 52nd Street, OPC Bldg Atrium, Oakland, CA US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

$4,719Raised

$10,000 Goal

$10,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 579474

Participant 579474

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

$4,719Raised

$10,000 Goal

$10,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 579474

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Chrome Domes For the Cure

Mar 30, 2013 • 11:00 am

Event: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

At: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

744 52nd Street, OPC Bldg Atrium, Oakland, CA US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Chrome Domes For the Cure

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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  • Shavee
  • Team Captain

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St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

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