SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa has been named AIDS Walk San Francisco’s first “Walker of the Week”.

Melissa, who is an avid supporter of the San Francisco charity event, was profiled on the San Francisco section of the website, and she spoke with them about her history of fundraising.

She told the site, “I’ve lost friends and family to this epidemic and the AIDS Walk is an inspirational event for me to celebrate their lives.” The profile notes that she has been a Star Walker for the event for the past five years.

Melissa also gives credit to her fans and friends, who help bring in donations to the charity and spread AIDS awareness, saying, “I’m very blessed to have an outstanding fan base of supporters and wonderful friends in the wrestling business to help me spread the message.”

Her Twitter account, she says, has been her main source for generating donations, having worked her way up to #6 on the walk’s list of top fundraisers.

As of now, Melissa is roughly $200 away from her fundraising goal of $2,000. She has until July 21st to reach her goal, so we encourage Diva Dirt readers to consider sponsoring Melissa in this year’s walk.

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The 2013 AIDS Walk San Francisco takes place July 21st.