by Anne Hansen
Western Nevada College

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June 19, 2012
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Community goes to bat for WNC softball player

If she didn't know it before, Melanie Pfeiffer learned on June 10 just how warm and caring her community really is.

More than 140 participants were part of a 5-K run/walk/jog fundraiser on behalf of the Reno resident and Western Nevada College softball player who is battling melanoma skin cancer. The event raised $5,000 for Pfeiffer, who is without medical insurance. El Charro Avitia Restaurant in Carson City hosted the race venue and fed the participants afterward.

"This is an unbelievable community that we live in," said Bethany Henry-Herman, a volunteer assistant coach for the WNC softball program who advised …

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