Ron Isaacs, of Berea, Ky., was diagnosed with advanced melanoma last year and is taking chemotherapy three times a week. He is currently unable to work while undergoing treatment. His wife, Renee, who works for the Walking Horse Report, had been doing other odd jobs to supplement the family's income until she broke her knee while helping a local trainer with the damages suffered to his barn by the tornadoes in May.

Angel Sparks and Peggy Bramerloh are organizing a raffle benefit to assist the Isaacs family with their medical bills and to help supplement their income while Renee and Ron recover. The raffle will include a stud fee to 2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole and 2008 TWHBEA Sire of the Year Lined With Cash. A full color page in the Walking Horse Report is also being raffled off.

Only a maximum of 500 tickets will be sold, which increases your odds. The stud fee raffle tickets are $20, while the Walking Horse Report page is $10.

Also, a bank account has been set up to make donations. You may make a donation at any Fifth Third Bank, or mail it to Fifth Third Bank, Covington Financial Center, 107 Brent Spence Square W 4th St., Covington, KY 41011. The account name is the Isaacs Family Benefit.

The winner will be drawn at the Ohio Valley Walking Horse Show in Shelbyville, Ky., Oct. 17. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, they will be sold at shows by Sparks and Bramerloh.  Or you can contact Angel Sparks at (859) 912-0147 or Peggy Bramerloh at (859) 391-5272.