88-Year-Old Pumps Iron While Battling Cancer


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Need a jolt of inspiration for your 2017 fitness resolution?  Meet 88 1/2-year-old “gym rat” Sue Bosze from Grand Rapids, Mich., battling her third cancer. 

Six years ago and battling a second form of breast cancer, Sue joined a complimentary Livestrong exercise program for cancer survivors at a nearby YMCA. It was her first time ever stepping into a gym, and the rows of weight training equipment “scared her half to death.”

She gave it a shot and has never looked back. 

Today, at 88 ½, Sue is battling skin cancer, but that isn’t stopping the octogenarian from thrice-weekly workouts, including bench pressing 150 pounds.  “As long as I can go to the gym, I’m going to go,” she said.  “It’s very important to take care of yourself.”

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation underwrites the program.

CONTACT: Michael Zalewski, 616.893.2307,

SOURCE Metro Health Hospital Foundation

photo caption: 88-YEAR-OLD PUMPS IRON WHILE BATTLING CANCER — Need inspiration for your 2017 fitness resolution? Meet 88-year-old “gym rat” Sue Bosze of Grand Rapids, Mich.

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