Benefit for Karyna Santana


The following is information about an event planned for Karyna Santana, a local artist who was hit and badly injured while riding on Par Street a week and a half ago. CommuteOrlando is helping to promote this event. If you have any questions about it, please see the contact info below.

Karyna Santana, aka Emma X, is a bright & creative Orlando local. On Sunday, February 3rd, Karyna was critically injured in a collision with a Jeep while riding her bicycle. She is extremely lucky to be alive but faces a long recovery. Let’s support this wonderful woman with 24 solid hours of FUN!

Beast Fest — A Benefit for Karyna Santana
Sat. Feb 23 at 10 a.m. to Sun. Feb 24 at 10 a.m.
Austin’s Coffee
929 West Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park

Scheduled performances by:

Beast Fest Placeholder for Press ReleasePlush Monsters
Zap Dragon & The Attack,
Dirt McCoy & The Trailer Park Refugees,
Afeefa & The Boy
Lauren Carder
Kelly Craven
Adam Goodrich
Sterling Schroeder
John Cunningham
Christian Summer
Jodi Kidneigh
Mike Adkins and Amanda Gregg
Jeff Ilgenfritz of Mumpsy

Comedian Clayton Anderson
Neil Bernard — Writer, actor, comedian
Crack Rock Opera Sketch Show
Local poets and more.

Artists will be doing live art, artists will be set up on site throughout the day, selling art.

Poetry Vending Machine will be set up — Give a poet three words and they will write a piece for you!
$1 for Haiku
$3 for full length poem (written in 20 minutes)
$5 to hear the poet perform the poem

Raffles throughout the duration of the event, as well as food vendors, bake sale, etc.

Representatives from the CyclingSavvy have been contacted and will hopefully be providing educational materials to raise awareness for cyclist safety. Also working on getting a speaker for the event.

We are suggesting a donation of $5, but all are welcome to attend.

A portion of the proceeds will be going to Karyna.

SO much more in the works, will keep you posted!

You may contact Katherine Massey for more information. She will either answer for you or get you in contact with the right person. Many people wanted to do something and be involved, so the planning committee is actually pretty big.

A donation page has been set up at

There is also a Facebook event.

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