Salt Creek Grille Owners Are Proud Donate Life Sponsors


Pete Truxaw and Tim McCune, owners Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point, are passionate about educating the public about organ donation. A life-saving heart transplant donation saved Truxaw's nephew Chris 15 years ago at the age of 13, and Truxaw's family has been thankful for Donate Life and Chris' donor ever since.

Salt Creek Grille sponsored the Donate Life Float that was featured in the January 2nd Rose Bowl Parade. A floral portrait of Chris' heart donor, 10 year-old Tommy Weiss, was etched on the float. Weiss was in a car accident that left him in a coma. He later died in the hospital. "The float is a reminder of Tommy and his mother's gift of life," Truxaw says.

Along with the parade float, Truxaw and McCune have been avid Donate Life promoters for years, setting up donor sign-up lists at each of their southern California restaurants, including the new Mama's on 39, and two New Jersey restaurants, in Princeton and Rumson.

“My family and I are grateful every single day for the heart transplant that Chris received and want to do as much as possible to raise awareness and funding for the cause,” Truxaw said.

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