CRESTVIEW — A family fun day will help fund medical care for a Crestview girl recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
The Maleia Spears Family Fun Day benefit is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at the Old Spanish Trail amphitheater on Stillwell Boulevard in Crestview.
The event includes a performance by Juke Joint Willie, a cornhole tournament with cash prizes, food and retail item sales, an auction and other activities.
All of the auction proceeds and a minimum of 50 percent of purchases from event vendors goes to the Maleia Spears Special Needs Trust.
Maleia, 10, daughter of Malcolm and Kristy Spears of Crestview, has had two surgeries to remove as much of the tumor as possible. She is now in the middle of radiation treatments that will continue through mid-July and hopefully eradicate the remaining tumor.
This process has been a huge financial burden for the family, but they are committed to get her the best care possible. Though insured, much of these expenses have not been covered by the Spears’ medical insurance, according to a media release for the event.
Monetary contributions can be made to Maleia L. Spears Supplemental Needs Trust, c/o Kristen Ellis, Welton Law Firm, 1020 S. Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, FL 32536.