Our Story

The mission of Sky High is to bring communities together through fundraising events to provide comfort, fund research and save lives of children fighting pediatric cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

"My path to Sky High began with a pivotal moment when I walked the halls of St. Jude for the very first time. It was then that I knew my life had changed and that I had found my calling.

It all started when I was 14 and showing lambs with my local 4-H club in Vermilion Parish. That year, my lamb passed away and my mother insisted I compete in the Abbeville, LA Cattle Festival Pageant to keep me occupied. To our surprise, I was crowned. This later led me to the receive the crown of Miss Acadiana and I was then introduced to Beanies for St. Jude - a cause where we collected items for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients who lived at the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis (RMHM). We visited RMHM to deliver our gifts, host a Mardi Gras parade and cook a gumbo for 52 families receiving treatment at St. Jude.

While visiting the RMHM I met a patient named Dalton that changed my outlook on life when he decided to eat a bowl of gumbo after refusing food for nearly three weeks prior to our Mardi Gras carnival.

While at the University of Lafayette Louisiana, a project with Beanies for St. Jude turned into a sporting clay fundraiser in 2007. This was the official beginning of Sky High. This new organization, Sky High, would raise funds for pediatric cancer. Our fundraiser was led by a group of vibrant women and friends who worked and served biscuits alongside me at a local restaurant, Edies. We raised $50,000 at our inaugural event and the rest, as they say, is history.

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary is like a dream! I often wake up and wonder if the flashbacks of our blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are at, are real. I thank my lucky stars that I have been blessed to lead such a team of passionate and faithful volunteers, board members and staff through our mission. I hope to inspire the next generation of dedicated volunteers, staff and donors. You have my word that Sky High will not stop until we end childhood cancer!" - Brittany Hebert, CEO and Founder



 

Can you help us reach our goal?

On track to raise $2 Million by the end of 2017
 
 

Thank you, Corporate Sponsors