Mar 30, 2013 7:56 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Nipomo High School grad shaves her head for cancer research

A Nipomo High School grad who battled childhood cancer is giving back to other children with cancer, and it's not the first time.

Last year, Melinda Marchiano was granted a wish through the Make A Wish Foundation, but her wish wasn't for her.

She decided to travel to Children's Hospitals along the west coast to visit other kids battling cancer.

Now, she's helping kids again by raising money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

On Saturday, Melinda shaved her head at the Oakland Children's Hospital. It was all part of a fundraiser for the foundation.

Her goal was to raise $3000 for pediatric cancer research, and she ended up raising just under $4000.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a childhood cancer charity that funds cancer research.

If you'd like to donate to Melinda's cause, click here.



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