Melissa Galvin passes away


Former Gold Rush cheerleader and host of “49ers Total Access” Melissa Galvin passed away on Saturday night at the age of 34.

It was Galvin’s second battle with breast cancer after initially being diagnosed in 2011.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick Dobson, children Brady (8) and Stella (4), father Tom Galvin, and sister Leann Galvin Thompson.

After her final season with the Gold Rush in 2004, Galvin stayed involved with the cheerleaders and also co-hosted her TV show alongside Joe Fonzi.

Galvin also championed the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign during breast cancer awareness month. She spoke openly about her battle against breast cancer in stories on as well as the video below, which originally aired on “49ers Total Access” in 2011.

Click here to donate to the Melissa Galvin Dobson Memorial Account.