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January 27, 2015
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91-yr-old walks 5K for his granddaughter

GREENVILLE – Charles W. Adams, 91, took 79:21 minutes to finish his Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk… and he had a cheering crowd welcoming him across the finish line. He was part of “Mary Beth’s Mob,” about three dozen friends and family members walking to support one of their own.

His granddaughter, Mary Beth Bozarth, 40, is a heart and vascular ICU nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in April and has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. “I’m a lucky one,” she said. “I will be a survivor… a little sick and a little bald… but I’ll survive.”

Adams, a WWII veteran, had just returned from Washington, D.C. where he helped put a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “I was in the Pacific for two years,” the gentleman said.

A family friend pointed out what Bozarth failed to note. “Mary Beth didn’t even know they were coming. They put this whole thing together on Facebook.” Nearly all dressed in pink; they walked the 5K carrying signs and banners… “Mary Beth’s Mob is walking over cancer!”

91-year-old Charles Adams walks the home stretch with his granddaughter, Mary Beth Bozarth at his side. Bozarth suffers from Stage 2 breast cancer. (Bob Robinson photo)

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Mary Beth Bozarth poses with Hayley Maher, Miss Annie Oakley 2014. (Bob Robinson photo)

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