Missy Farr-Kaye in Great Spirits as She Begins Cancer Treatments

July 21, 2008

Associate head women's golf coach and former Sun Devil standout Missy Farr-Kaye says she expects to be back with the team in the spring as she starts treatment for cancer.

'Although being diagnosed again with breast cancer was quite a blow, I am very encouraged and grateful for such an excellent prognosis. I am thankful for all of the support of my family and friends,' says Farr-Kaye. 'Once my treatment has concluded, I look forward to getting back to traveling with our potential No. 1 ASU Women's Golf team in the spring.'

Farr-Kaye finished her sixth year on the Sun Devil staff under head coach Melissa Luellen. She has been instrumental in running the Thunderbird Pro-Am, ASU's largest fundraiser and the PING/ASU Invitational which is one of the nation's most prestigious collegiate tournaments.

'Missy is a fighter and she will fight through this battle that is ahead of her. We were all praying for good test results and the prayers were answered,' says Luellen. 'It's hard to know how much one family can endure. The road ahead looks good but it will still be difficult. Missy has so much support from family, friends and Arizona State.'

Farr-Kaye was a member of the ASU women's golf team from 1985-1990. A second-team All-Pac-10 selection, Farr-Kaye capped off her collegiate career by helping the Sun Devils win the 1990 NCAA Championship. Farr-Kaye graduated from ASU in 1990 with a degree in organizational communication. Upon graduation, she played professional golf and served as the club professional at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. A native of Phoenix, the 40-year old Scottsdale resident lives with her three children, Dalton (15), Riley (10) and Cameron (4).

'I also am very blessed to be in the care of a terrific team of doctors that are working very hard to get me 100% cancer free,' says Farr-Kaye.

'Missy Farr-Kaye was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her treatment so far has included surgery which was very successful in completely removing the tumor. Fortunately, there was no evidence of spread to the lymph nodes,' says Dr. Cavalcant. 'Missy will be receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy, radiation and a hormone blocker in the form of Tamoxifen. I expect Missy to do very well and anticipate a full recovery.'

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PO Box 872505
Tempe, AZ 85287-2505

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