HAZARD—One local business really tried to help inflate the funds of a family, whose daughter is battling cancer, with a kid-friendly fundraiser last week.
Glenda Martin, owner of Sky Bounce Kid Zone in Hazard, said the event, which was held in the Perry County Park Friday afternoon, was something her business strives to do every year.
“We make it a point to find a child to help every year to do an event for,” Martin said, adding that the child they were helping on Friday was 5-year-old Isabella Brashear, who had been diagnosed with leukemia.
“We saw her picture on Facebook, and said we’ll do that one,” Martin said. “She just jumped right out at us.”
Sky Bounce is a party venue that also rents out its inflatables for parties at other venues. Martin explained that she decided to donate the use of the inflatables, games, and other activities at Sky Bounce for the event and to then donate the proceeds to Isabella’s family.
“We’re going to try to raise everything that we can to help the mommy and daddy stay with her for six months,” Martin said on Friday, explaining that Isabella was currently undergoing a six-month long treatment process.
Martin said she and the workers at Sky Bounce hope to be able to continue helping community members in need.
“If we can help one it’s better than not helping any” she said.
Martin said on Monday that the event brought in around 400 people, and she was able to donate just over $2,600 to Isabella’s family.
“We love kids, of course we do we put up with them everyday,” Martin joked. “It’s just a wonderful thing.”
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.