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Lake Elsinore Car Wash To Benefit Children Of Woman Killed In Crash

According to an event organizer, all proceeds will be donated to the family of Lake Elsinore resident Cinthia Marily Cardozo Madrid, who was killed in a car crash Jan. 6.

A benefit car wash is scheduled Saturday to raise funds for the children of a Lake Elsinore woman killed in a Jan. 6 car crash.

The car wash being held by friends and family of Cinthia Marily Cardozo Madrid will take place Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Albertson’s parking lot located at 30901 Riverside Dr. in Lake Elsinore, according to Lake Elsinore resident Ashlee Elizabeth Chavez, 22.

Chavez, who was a friend of Cardozo Madrid, said no prices are set for the car wash; instead, donations in any amount are being accepted. Food items are also being accepted, Chavez said, noting that all proceeds will be donated to the family of Cardozo Madrid, who was killed Jan. 6 after the sedan she was driving went down an embankment along a ramp linking the southbound Long Beach 710 Freeway to westbound Pacific Coast Highway.

According to Chavez, Cardozo Madrid left behind four minor children.

“She loved her kids. She had a big, open heart,” Chavez said.

Chavez and Cardozo Madrid were neighbors in a Lake Elsinore apartment complex. They met after Chavez moved to the city from Orange County about three years ago.

“She always had a bright smile and she loved cooking,” Chavez said of her friend. “You could always smell something good coming from her apartment.”

Cardozo Madrid had lived in Lake Elsinore for about 13 years, Chavez said.

Nancy January 13, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Oralia, what are you doing to help?
oralia January 14, 2013 at 04:20 PM
i do nothing. And i want no kids doing a crappy job washing mi car.
Becky Honkington January 14, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Car washes are not unique to Mexicans. My daughter is a cheerleader at EHS and they do them all the time to raise funds. So do plenty of other organizations that need to raise money. I will take a kid washing my car over doing it myself any day.
oralia January 14, 2013 at 05:37 PM
car washes for fundraisers are good but when family has to beg for funds to burry people it is embarass. i try to embrase usa culture and white people do not do this or put up crosses and flowers at the site of passing and I offend by this. i have many illegal family people here and they have to lay low and not bring with them culture or they get caut.
Someone wash my car!! January 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM
I would be more embarrassed to comment on something and not know how to spell. Sorry!

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