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Spring Chari-Tea Benefits Fulfill Your Destiny

Posted By LocalShops1, Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fulfill Your Destiny’s signature event, Spring Chari-Tea, takes place March 21, 2015, at Empress Tea Room, 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa. The event is presented by Hands Across the Bay with top sponsors Charity Chics, Kara Vita and LocalShops1.

In addition to the High Tea, which includes three-tiered plates with tea sandwiches, scones and decadent desserts, the event features raffles, silent auctions and hat contests (most unusual, prettiest and vintage).


Fulfill Your Destiny helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Karen Mertes founded the organization after a 2007 car accident left her with permanent brain injury. Karen, then a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, was struck by a drunk driver traveling more than 100 mph. During the split seconds that her life hung in the balance, Karen promised God that if she were blessed to live, she would spend the rest of her life helping others. This was the genesis for what has become Fulfill Your Destiny.

“Your worst day can become your ‘best bad day,’" she says. "Embrace this. Fulfill your destiny.”


For more information contact Karen at or 813-481-9895.



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