Maren Roth - Always in the Know

If you were given just three words to describe Maren Roth, driven, smart and successful are simply not enough! The owner of Rowe Boutique in the famed Short North Arts District has not only established a successful fashion retail business on her own, but has raised more than $500,000 for Lung Cancer research as part of a fund she helped establish in memory of her father, Jack Roth.

Jack Roth, an avid runner and non-smoker, died from lung cancer at the young age of 57.  After his passing, Maren encouraged her mother, Janice, to establish a fund to support lung cancer research and find a way to make a difference for others who are battling this disease. The fund helps promote the vital research and treatment necessary to combat lung cancer, through the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, and to support Camp Netaim, a program in Israel for children with special needs.

The Jack Roth Memorial Fund is supported by various events throughout the year that Maren also helped establish. One of the most popular is the Jack Roth Rock N’ Run, an event that celebrates Jack’s favorite activity – running. The 5K Run/Walk takes friends, family, supporters and more through Jack’s hometown of Bexley, Ohio, and includes a fun-filled morning of food, music, awards and prizes. Next year’s event will occur on June 10, 2012.

Each year, Maren also hosts an annual fashion show for her boutique. All proceeds from the show’s ticket sales also go directly to the Jack Roth Fund. The 2010 show raised more than $3,000 and the recent 2011 show surpassed that amount, taking in $5,000.

Maren Roth is a fashionable, hard-working, beautiful young woman who spends her days making others feel confident and beautiful, yet her generosity and dedication to her father and others who are affected by cancer is what makes her who she is today.