Canyons Restaurant, 15740 Redmond Way; (425) 556-1390, will host a fundraiser for Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Uganda, from 5-9 p.m. Monday, July 28.
If you bring in this article or a flyer from firstname.lastname@example.org, Canyons will donate 20 percent of your restaurant bill’s total to the charity.
Canyons owner Scott Perry is the uncle of Brian Cervenka, organizer of the fundraiser. Cervenka, who said he has spent many summers at his uncle’s home near Ames Lake, learned about the program to build this hospital through the nursing department at University of San Diego.
“I was planning on matriculating directly (2008) into the University of Southern California school of medicine, but was so inspired by the potential of this project that I decided to defer my entrance one year. … Two other University of San Diego students and I will be spending six months helping (to) set up and working in the hospital and distributing malaria nets to outlying villages,” Cervenka explained.
The Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital will be the first all-children’s hospital in Uganda and is being built through a non-profit organization that has formed a partnership with the Catholic Archdiocese of Mbarara, Uganda.
A short video clip about the hospital and design goals is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=alujT-qhS6Y.