Scottsdale mother battling cancer wins holiday shopping spree

Audra Weinstein (submitted photo)

Audra Weinstein (submitted photo)

Scottsdale wife and mother with breast cancer will enjoy a holiday break from her chemo treatment to go shopping with HGTV’s Jillian Harris at Scottsdale Promenade on Dec. 4.

Thanks to two friends who entered her in a contest sponsored by the shopping center, Audra Weinstein won $1,000 to spend shopping for home décor with the co-host of Love It or List It, Too on Friday at Scottsdale Promenade, located at Frank Lloyd Wright and North Scottsdale Road.

Like Ms. Weinstein, her friends Eric Jimenez and Lesley Matteucci Robertson, were also excited about entering the Scottsdale Promenade contest for the chance to win the shopping spree with Jillian Harris. After realizing their friend was too weak from chemo treatment, they decided not to enter the contest but instead to submit an entry for Ms. Weinstein, according to a press release.

Mr. Jimenez was the commentator on the video Ms. Robertson filmed and entered in the contest on Scottsdale Promenade’s Facebook page. Their entry was selected as the winner, the release stated.

Jillian Harris will meet Ms. Weinstein at 4 p.m. on Friday to accompany the contest winner on her $1,000 holiday décor shopping spree at Scottsdale Promenade stores.

The shopping outing will precede the HGTV star’s on-stage free Holiday Décor Presentation at 6 p.m. where she is to give insider tips on styling your home for the holidays.

Ms. Weinstein and husband Marc live in Scottsdale with their two children. She is a former elementary and high school music teacher.

Ms. Weinstein has enjoyed volunteering at Pets on Wheels and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, taught group exercise classes, competed in various running, sprint triathlon events, loves yoga and her workouts at Orangetheory Fitness, which she co-owns.

Her positive attitude toward her battle with cancer is evidenced by her favorite quote by Abraham Lincoln, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

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