- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A Huntington woman is making her first parachute jump for charity.

Nikki Walker entered a Bridge Day-sponsored contest and won a free tandem jump along with $1,000 for the charity of her choice. She’ll be strapped to a more experienced parachutist when they leap off the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville Saturday.

Walker says the thrill of the jump isn’t as important as why she’s doing it. In August, a co-worker’s daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a nerve-cell cancer.

Walker says the money will go to Maggie’s Mermaids, a charity set up to pay for medical and other expenses for 4-year-old Maggie Holton.

Walker says it’s an opportunity to help out a friend and do something crazy that she’s always wanted to do.

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