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Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk at HCC raises $20,000

More than 350 runners and walkers raised $20,000 Sunday to benefit the Adam Thompson Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Harford Community College and the Adam Thompson Memorial Education Scholarship at Upper Chesapeake Health.

The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. The scholarships support students at HCC.

Dr. William P. Cook of the UCH Joint Center started the race, on a USA Track and Field Certified Course, at 8 a.m.

 The overall male winner was Adam Bosley, who completed the race in 17:27. Elizabeth Roark was the top female runner, finishing in 22:55.

The top fundraising team was the Behavioral Health Unit at Harford Memorial Hospital, which raised approximately $2,000. The largest team of participants came from Stealth Inc. and was captained by Tom French.

 Activities at the race included temporary tattoos and face painting for the kids, blood pressure checks provided by Upper Chesapeake Health's HealthLink and Freedom Federal Credit Union's prize wheel. Heather Ziehl, Mrs. Maryland America 2013, was on hand to sign autographs and WAMD (970-AM) broadcast live from the race.

The Thompson Family, Harford Community College and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation hosted the race. Pat Thompson, Adam's mother, has been a nursing instructor at Harford Community College for the past six years in addition to being a valued team member at Upper Chesapeake Health for the last 28 years.

"It was a fantastic day and a fantastic turnout," Pat Thompson said. "All seven of the students who have received scholarships in memory of Adam were here. I am extremely appreciative of Upper Chesapeake Health and Harford Community College for collaborating on this event."

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