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Genie Webb

Before being critically injured by a hit-and-run driver earlier this month, Genie Webb, of Racine, worked at Careers Industries helping clients there find jobs throughout the community.

The accident also injured Webb’s 3-year-old daughter and triggered the delivery of her baby son by emergency C-section. Luckily, the little girl’s injuries were limited to scrapes and bruises, but Webb and her son spent several days in hospital with Webb’s family worried about whether or not she would recover.

Webb and her children are safe at home now, healing from their physical and emotional injuries, but medical bills loom large so Careers Industries is hosting a fundraiser to help the family look forward to the holidays without as much worry.

Careers is inviting the community to the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Bouna Vita, 3701 Durand Avenue.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Careers Industries, 4811 Washington Ave., and at the door and include a mostaccioli dinner, raffle and silent auction.

For more information, call Careers at (262) 752-4100.

Dean L. Cepukenas, 69, of Wind Point, is  accused of hitting Webb and her daughter. After seeing reports about the accident on local news broadcasts, he turned himself into police. Cepukenas paid a $5,000 cash bond and signed a $45,000 signature bond and will next be in court on Jan. 9 for a pre-trial conference.