CoastHills FCU Donates $45,000 To Children’s Hospital

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LOMPOC, Calif. – CoastHills FCU said its CoastHills FCU Community Foundation’s  fourth annual fundraiser, “Rancho Vino,” raised $45,000 to benefit the Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network.

More than 200 people attended the fundraiser that featured some of the Central Coast’s premiere local restaurants and wineries and both silent and live auctions.

The live auction began with a presentation from Melinda Marchiano, 16, a cancer survivor from Nipomo, about her treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Cottage Children’s Hospital. She also was on hand to sign copies of her book, “Grace,” which chronicles her journey through cancer and recovery.

Event proceeds were boosted by an additional $10,000 provided by Co-Op Financial Services.

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