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Marci Padgett

Social Media & Ops Director

about marci:


Marci is honored to volunteer for the Gold Rush Cure Foundation. In 2014 her son, David, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He spent 3 ½ years in treatment at CHOC and has just reached 7 years in remission. During David’s treatment, they were introduced to Sandy and the Gold Rush Cure Foundation. David was an honored hero at the GRCF Gala in 2017. Now, both mom and son, make helping other newly diagnosed patients a priority. They lend an ear to families who need it, and David visits other patients when possible. Marci and her husband live in Fullerton, CA with David and their younger son, Josh. They enjoy traveling, watching their boys play baseball and appreciating the time they have with a healthy family.

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covid-19 notice

Since early 2020 GRCF has made several modifications to our original plan. We are mindful of our young heroes fighting cancer, many of whom are immunocompromised and going through difficult treatment. While GRCF is following the lead of our children’s hospital partners, our COVID-19 policy for the Pot of Gold Program is in line with current CDC guidelines. Volunteers working with the Pot of Gold program are asked to:

GRCF always relies on the parents to make the ultimate decision on delivery location and preferences. Volunteers for GRCF will reach out prior to discuss deliveries and allow the parent(s)/guardians to make the best decision for their family.

No GRCF events are currently impacted by COVID-19 and will proceed as scheduled.