‘Hands for Amy’ event is tomorrow at Pepe’s

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Amy Martinez lost her hands and feet to amputation in 2015. Photo by Donna Kupke

Tomorrow, August 6, from 4 to 9 p.m., there will be a fundraising event at Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina that will raise money to go toward hand transplants or hand prosthetics for Amy Martinez. Everyone is invited.

Trusted Business Partners of Canyon Lake has rallied with businesses in the community and surrounding areas to donate gift baskets that will be available for raffle at Pepe’s. The baskets can be seen at the restaurant on the day of the raffle, August 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Raffle tickets will be $2 each or $10 for six. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m.

All funds from the raffle will go to Amy. In addition, Pepe’s will be giving a percentage to Amy from their sales for the entire day.

There also will be a Premier Designs Jewelry Party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for ladies who love jewelry. They will be donating 30 percent of their sales from that day.

A young wife and mother of two, Amy lost both legs and both hands last year as a result of septic shock due to a blocked kidney stone, which caused a severe infection. Many Canyon Lakers have been inspired by her strength and follow her journey on her page “Amy’s Journal.” This is an opportunity for Canyon Lakers to help one of their neighbors. Amy’s Insurance has recently denied her for the hand prosthetics she needs, and they are very expensive.

Following are just some of the gift baskets that have been donated thus far. Many more came in this week:

Katina Olafson donated a Dove gift basket that includes a bottle of private reserve red wine (chocolate flavor), a bag of baking and frosting mix, six bags of flavored chai tea, box of chef series dark chocolate, mousse mix and dark chocolate disks topped with sea salt.

David Garcia, owner of Canyon Fitness Center, and a member of Trusted Business Partners, donated two baskets. The first is an open-top tool tote that includes a 50-piece screwdriver set, adjustable wrench, hammer, level, tape measure, utility knife, extension cord, flashlight, etc. The second is a car wash care basket with bucket, microfiber wash mitt, microfiber towels and wheel cleaner, interior brush, Armor All wash and wax, glass wipes, tire foam, etc.

Skylar and Jessica Lewis, owners of Superior Restoration, donated a basket containing a 3.5 quart programmable crock pot filled with a cookbook, kitchen accessories and Superior water canteens.

Sarah Lancial, an Arbonne Independent Consultant, donated two gift baskets filled with Arbonne products.

Jayme Marie Malone and Jesse Malone, owners of Underline Energy Concepts of Canyon Lake, and members of Trusted Business Partners,  donated a “Summer Sun basket with extra large beach towel, solar-powered smart phone charger, party poppers, tumbler, pool lounger and more.

Amy Liechti, owner of Sugar Dollz, donated a $120 gift certificate towards a custom mommy and me bikini or single custom bikini and accessories.

On behalf of Guild Mortgage and Trusted Business Partners, Shannon Coombs donated a Family Game Night Basket with several games and popcorn.

Marisol Spencer, a master hairstylist at Beauty By Bee, donated a $35 gift certificate for haircut.

Lexie Valdez, a master hairstylist at Beauty By Bee, donated a $35 gift certificate for haircut.

Brianne Haug, a Beauty By Bee master hairstylist and makeup artist, donated a $120 gift certificate for brow shaping, cut and color (single process) by Brianne.

Brittany Walda, owner and skin care therapist/makeup artist at Beauty By Bee, donated a $50 one-hour facial, skin detox set, travel dermatology set, skin booster set and beach tote bag.

Joe Fox of Total Health offered a $75 gift certificate for massage.

Shannon Coombs donated a picnic basket for four.

Julie Peterson-Aguirre donated an essential oils gift set.

Jeff and Lynda Hoffman donated a girl’s Disney gift basket and a second basket of hot sauces and snacks.

Sandy Vzrzarschi donated a set of rhodium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystal hearts.

Danielle Mohr donated four $39 gift certificated for professional spray tanning.

Ted and Nancy Horton donated a large basket containing two bottles of Johnnie Walker Black, six shot glasses and related accessories. They also donated a Pottery Barn 8×10 beaded frame and two $20 gift certificates to Anthony’s Restaurant.

Irma Martinez donated a large basket containing Wiens Cab franc and chardonnay, bottle opener and stop, wine glasses, chocolate, cheese, sausage and mints.

Julie Livingston, owner of Java Hut in Lake Elsinore, donated four $5 gift cards for Java Hut along with a Java Hut T-shirt, coffees and creamers.

Terra Brown of Thirty-One Gifts donated a plum chevron cinch sac perfect for the gym or quick getaway.

For more information or to donate a basket, contact Shannon at 951-553-9692 or Jeanne at 951-244-5615. There is another site on www.charityforcharity.org where funds can be donated directly to this cause online. Follow Amy on Facebook “Amy’s Journal.”

 

 

 

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