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The Kurt honors legacy of Madison man

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison man's legacy lives on this weekend, with a foundation dedicated to helping others, and an event, called "The Kurt".

The event is named for a UW professor and scientist who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with leukemia. Just before his death, he and friends created the Kurt W. Saupe Foundation to help those in need and teach his children, Geneva and Peter, about the importance of helping others.

The Kurt includes a golf tournament at Cherokee Country Club Friday, a live music event at the Majestic Theatre later that night, then a soccer marathon on June 21 at Shorewood Hills Village.

Money raised from the events will be donated to Middleton Outreach Ministry.

WKOW is a proud sponsor. Wake Up Wisconsin anchor Dani Maxwell will emcee the event and Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will be the celebrity golfer.

To learn more about the foundation and the event, click here.

Kurt Saupe's children, Geneva and Peter, and his wife, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, talked about his legacy on 27 News at 5 on Thursday.
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