Kathy Dozier, an Algonquin mom whose 12-year-old son, Mason Kamp, hit a grand slam in her honor this past June has died of cancer, according to the Daily Herald.
Dozier, 44, died on Friday, Oct. 5 after a "brave battle with melanoma cancer," according to her obituary. Dozier owned "Chasin' Our Tails" — a dog daycare facility in Cary.
In June, Dozier traveled with her son to Cooperstown, N.Y., where Kamp competed in a youth invitational baseball tournament and hit a home run he had earlier announced he would make happen in honor of his sick mother, according to the Daily Herald.
The grand slam, according to Dozier's obituary, was "a feat that made national news and instantly promoted Kathy to the position of 'Proudest Mother in the World.'"
A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St. (Route 31) in Algonquin, according to the obituary. Burial will be private.