WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds attended Saturday’s 6th annual “cook-off” at the Greater Westfield YMCA. They came to assist the YMCA’s range of programs for families.
They had also come to help KEV’s foundation, named in honor of Kevin Major, the young athlete who died from a heart problem at the age of 19 almost five years ago while he was swimming.
Many who came Saturday were there to raise money for research into heart problems that claim young lives.
Monica Hannoush told 22News, “I was actually very close to Kevin, It’s in his memory he passed away, it was very hard on us, and I know he’s looking down on us today.”
Several Westfield restaurants got together to help benefit Kev’s foundation along with helping provide money for various YMCA programs.