NORTH CAPE MAY – When Donna Wise-Kelleher passed away Oct. 15 from a brain aneurysm, she left behind three children and a husband and a huge hospital bill.
Self employed as the owner of Salon Allure Beauty Salon here, she had no medical or life insurance.
A benefit has been scheduled Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Serenity Day Spa, 3704 Bayshore Road in North Cape May, located next to Little Italy II.
Donna Reed, owner of Serenity Day Spa, told the Herald, salon owners and employees from throughout the area are uniting for the event. She said Wise-Kelleher passed away suddenly at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital following emergency surgery and a week in intensive care.
“On Sunday, we have people volunteering their time from various salons from Cape May to Absecon,” said Reed. “We have hair stylists coming in, we have nail technicians, aestheticians doing skin care, massage therapists doing massage and foot reflexology.”
“Every single penny that comes in is being donated to the family,” she continued.
In addition, businesses are donating food, gift baskets and gift certificates for the event.
Reed invites the public to get haircuts, manicures, polish changes, facials, pedicures, waxing and massage. She said at the very least, she hopes to raise enough money to offset funeral expenses.
Wise-Kelleher and her husband Marc had three children, Sophia, age 5, Hanna, age 7 and Christopher, age 14.
Free food and beverages will be available. Other fund raising activities include a Chinese auction and 50/50 cash drawing.
For information call 609-889-6900