8-Twelve, 'Cut It Out' fundraisiers this week for Brookfield spa shooting victims
BROOKFIELD - A pair of fundraisers have been scheduled for this week to benefit the victims of the Brookfield salon shooting.
Zina Haughton, Maelyn Lind and Cary Robuck all left behind children after Radcliffe Haughton shot and killed them at the Azana Spa in October.
On Monday, a sold-out fundraiser at 8-Twelve, the restaurant co-owned by Brewers Slugger and Ryan Braun, would benefit their children.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Susan Kim has been scheduled to emcee the event.
In the second event, nearly 100 salons were to donate a portion of profits on Tuesday to the Azana Spa victims' families in the event called "Cut It Out."
Employees were to wear purple ribbons at participating salons to help raise awareness of domestic violence.
"We were so shocked and saddened by what happened. It was literally in our backyard. It was a feeling the next day of being vulnerable. (We asked), how can we help?" said Jan Seybold of Carenza Salon, a neighbor to Azana in Brookfield, on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak."
"I know that no amount of money that we could raise is going to alleviate any of the pain the families are feeling right now, but hopefully it will take care of some of the financial difficulties."
Organizers hope to raise $100,000. The event was to stretch to salons across the country, including salons in California, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina.
"Women love beauty. They love products. They love to be pampered, so what a natural extension of a way to show that they care," said Emili Parmelee, a customer at Carenza.
A portion of tomorrow's sales at all these businesses would go to the Azana Victims' fund.
Carenza was to have a drawing with gift cards and baskets of products.