Event honors beloved mother, wife and long-time foundation supporter

Roger and Kathy MaxwellThe friends and family of Kathy Maxwell celebrated what would have been Kathy’s 64th birthday in a big way: They sponsored a first-time race called the Run FORE Cancer 5K on Sept. 22, 2013 at the Silverado Golf Course in Scottsdale. The benefit race attracted 262 participants and raised $51,000. The proceeds were donated to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute in Kathy’s memory.

Kathy was a long-time supporter of Barrow Neurological Institute. Her husband, Roger, has been instrumental in the ongoing success of Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf.

Kathy was diagnosed with spindle cell carcinoma in 2009. Over the next three years, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but the treatment failed to control the cancer, and it spread to her spine. In December 2012, Kathy passed on surrounded by loved ones.

The race in her memory has now become an annual event and now features a  4.25K run/walk and an 8.2K run/walk.