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The Eric M. Suhl Foundation was created in memory of Eric Matthew Suhl, who passed away in February 2016. He was 28 years old. He will forever be remembered by his parents Debra and Randy Suhl, his brothers Kyle and Ryan Suhl, and his four legged best friend Callie.

The purpose of The Eric M. Suhl Foundation is to raise money for charitable organizations who support the things Eric loved as well as the issues he faced during his life.

Eric was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2008. The inaugural Eric M. Suhl Memorial Golf Tournament, held on May 15, 2016, benefited the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation ("CCF"). Additionally, The Eric M. Suhl Foundation formed Team Cool Suhlio, which participated in the Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis put on by the CCF. With everyone's generosity, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal and donate $25,000 to the CCF. We could not have done it without all of the great supporters. It is a true testament to Eric’s friends and family.

The EMSF was proud to form Team Cool Suhlio to again walk in the CCF Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis on May 20, 2017. The following day, May 21, 2017, the EMSF held the 2nd Annual Eric M. Suhl Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefited the CCF once again. Because of the huge turnout both days and the generosity of all of the participants, sponsors, and donors, the EMSF was proud to be able to donate $50,000 to the CCFdoubling the amount from last year! 

To help understand the issues and struggles for those with Crohn's and Colitis, ABC Channel 13 produced the special, "The Voices of IBD". Eric's story, the Suhl Family and The Eric M. Suhl Foundation were featured. Click the following link to be taken to the ABC Channel 13 website to see the segment. Voices of IBD

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The Eric M. Suhl Foundation is a section 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.