Ocean City Today

Fundraiser for  Suplee family at Burley Oak, Monday

By Josh Davis | Apr 13, 2017

(April 14, 2017) Todd and Natalee DeHart of GCFL Productions, will host a fundraiser for the Suplee family at Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin on Monday, April 17, from 6-10 p.m.

Julie Suplee lost her decade-long battle with kidney cancer last month. She is survived by her husband, Paul, and their children Tyler, Hanna, Gabby and Ethan.

Funds raised during the event will help defray medical expenses from Julie’s final rounds of treatment at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, as well as pay for funeral expenses. Every dollar above the family’s actual expenses will be donated to KC Cure, a grassroots organization of patients, caregivers, doctors and medical researchers dedicated to curing kidney cancer.

“We have always actively supported the local fundraising efforts, but have never taken the roll in organizing one,” Todd DeHart said. “This was an obvious chance for us to step up because our daughter is very close friends with both of Paul’s daughters, as well as our friendship with Paul and our shared love of food, music and good times.”

The DeHarts will serve as guest bartenders during the event, which will also include a Chinese auction of items donated by local businesses and artists. The String Beanz and Fun Sucker Band will provide live music.

For more information, search “Supporting the Suplee Family” on Facebook. A YouCaring page was also established to help the Suplee family. As of press time, Tuesday, 169 donors had given $21,066 toward a $20,000 goal. For more information, visit www.youcaring.com/thesupleefamily-785141.

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