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Rehoboth Beach Icon Honored at Millsboro Fundraiser

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Cheryl Blackman is 53-years-old (Source: Blackman's family) Cheryl Blackman is 53-years-old (Source: Blackman's family)

MILLSBORO, Del. - Some neighbors came together Wednesday evening to honor Rehoboth Beach icon, Cheryl Blackman. The 53-year-old, who is battling cancer, was given a wooden angel, as a show of gratitude, at a fundraiser for KINFolk, an organization that Blackman loved. 

The Wine Tasting and Art Auction began at 5:30 p.m. at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. All proceeds from a live and silent auction will go toward the KINFolk charity, which provides laptops and computers to hospitalized children. The event will also include a wine selection from Teller Wines in Lewes. 

Blackman, who is well-known around Rehoboth Beach for her general friendliness, was also a passionate fundraiser. Blackman's family estimates that she raised approximately $180,000 for KINFolk over the last decade. 

Blackman's cancer has recently metastasized, and so she is transitioning into hospice care, rather than treatment. But as her illness has gotten worse, her support has only grown. Last week, hundreds gathered in Rehoboth Beach to throw Blackman a parade. 

In past interviews, Blackman told WBOC she was thankful for all those that have showed their love and support. 

"I love them all," she said. "And they all love me. "And I can't wait to get back downtown to see all of them." 

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