May 3, 2010
Fundraiser for college-bound burn victim Tuesday

Now this is eating with purpose.

A fundraiser is being held Tuesday at Pronto restaurant for Kiki Vo, a burn survivor and West Campus High School senior whose dream is to attend UC Berkeley.

Vo's heart-tugging story was chronicled by Bee staffer Melody Guttierez last week. Click here to read it.

Vo, who suffered burns over 85 percent of her body in a house fire that killed her mother and also badly burned two of her sisters, moved to Sacramento in 2004 for treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.

Vo's story has inspired many to donate money for her education at Cal, where she has been accepted. Thus far, Bee readers have donated $21,000. Click here to read Gutierrez's story about the donations.

Tuesday's fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 pm. at Pronto, located at the corner of 16th and O streets in Sacramento. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Vo's college fund.

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