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Family launches Mark Bosworth Fund

posted Feb 5, 2013, 7:47 AM by Find Mark

Family launches the Mark Bosworth Fund at 2013 Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party

At the 2013 Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party on Tuesday, Feb. 5, family and friends of Mark Bosworth will launch a fund in his name that will send fellow cyclists to Cycle Oregon, a yearly event near and dear to Mark's heart. 

The Mark Bosworth Fund will sponsor a first-time rider in Cycle Oregon each year. The fundraising goal is $30,000 for this year, with nearly half of that already raised. The money will cover the fee for the week-long Cycle Oregon ride, including meals and the tent and porter fee. The application process for candidates, fundraising efforts and a new website - www.markbosworthfund.org - will be announced at the 2013 Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party at Nike's Tiger Woods Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Spots on the annual ride fill up fast, but Cycle Oregon organizers will hold one open each year for the Mark Bosworth Fund. Applications for the Bosworth fund for this year's ride are due March 15. The application can be downloaded at www.markbosworthfund.org.

Mark, an avid cyclist and longtime Cycle Oregon volunteer, vanished on the night of Sept. 16, 2011 near Riddle High School, the night before the final stretch of that year's Cycle Oregon ride. Extensive searches in the days and weeks following failed to turn up any sign of him.

"When Mark went missing from Cycle Oregon on Sept 16, 2011 we all thought that the nightmare would end soon," said Julie Bosworth, Mark's wife. "As the days and weeks stretched on and on until now we're into the second year of missing Mark, his disappearance continues to be a mystery. However, I know for a fact that Mark would love the idea of having his name attached to a scholarship designed to get a first-time rider to experience Cycle Oregon, removing cost as an obstacle. Mark was always fixing bikes, lending bikes, helping people to get on their bikes and to gain confidence on their bikes. The Mark Bosworth Fund is another step in what Mark loved to do his entire life."

Mark, age 54 at the time of his disappearance, had survived two bouts with cancer. His family and doctor believe the cancer returned, leading him to be confused and disoriented at the time he vanished. There's a $10,000 reward for information that leads to finding Mark. Anyone with information about Mark's disappearance should call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at 541-440-4471.

Efforts to find Mark

         Following Mark's disappearance hundreds of volunteers and members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team as well as other law enforcement personal conducted searches in and around Riddle. 

         Posters went up in the area as well as at stops along main arterials from Northern California through Oregon and Washington. 

         Billboards with Mark's photo and description were put up. Alerts went out to law enforcement across the country as well as truckers. 

         Family, friends and strangers joined together to call 4,450 hospitals in the US in hopes of finding Mark.

         Outreach was done at cycling events. 

         Renowned cyclists Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond used social media to share Mark's story

         A website, FindMark.org, as well as a Facebook page and Twitter account continue to share information about Mark and the hopes of finding out what happened to him.

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Remembering Mark Bosworth as Cycle Oregon rolls, anniversary of disappearance nears

posted Sep 9, 2012, 2:17 PM by Find Mark   [ updated Sep 9, 2012, 2:19 PM ]

With Cycle Oregon now underway in South Oregon, thoughts are turning to Mark Bosworth, the avid cyclist and longtime Cycle Oregon volunteer who disappeared during the event last year. Mark, then 54 years old, went missing on the night of Friday, Sept. 16, near Riddle High School. As the anniversary of his disappearance nears, Mark's wife Julie and daughters Kelly and Claire are announcing a special fund to help others enjoy the annual riding event he so loved.  


The Mark Bosworth Fund

"Kelly, Claire and I have decided to honor Mark by setting up the Mark Bosworth Fund to give a scholarship to one person each year to ride Cycle Oregon," said Julie Bosworth. "The fee of $895 for the week-long ride prevents some people from participating. We know Mark would love the idea of waiving that fee for someone each year who has never been on the ride before, perhaps someone under 30 years of age — Mark loved mentoring young people and getting them on bikes!"


The goal is to create an endowment of $25,000 - $30,000 to enable the fund to give the annual scholarship indefinitely. There are about 2,200 spots available a year for Cycle Oregon, but the week-long ride usually sells out quick. Organizers will hold a spot for the Mark Bosworth scholarship recipient. 


Contributions can be made to the Mark Bosworth Fund at any US Bank branch, or by sending a check to:

The Mark Bosworth Fund

2000 NE 42nd, Suite 166

Portland, OR 97213


The 501(c)3 status, ensuring that donations to the fund will be tax deductible, is expected in a few months.


Honoring Mark during Cycle Oregon 2012

Cycle Oregon has made buttons with Mark's photo on them available for volunteers and riders to wear during this year's ride. Julie, Kelly, Claire and Mark's brother, Eric Bosworth, will join Cycle Oregon at certain points during the week.


"It is hard to believe that we still don't know anything more about what happened on September 16 than we did that same weekend a year ago," said Julie. "There have been no new leads or clues since that time. However, I do know something more than I did then — I know now how much love and compassion and effort can pour out of people when one of us goes missing. Kelly and Claire and I thank you for all your loving support last September and in the months since then. We three continue to miss Mark each and every day, but we find love and joy in our lives and look to the future with energy and passion.  I hope we all remember Mark in our hearts and live and love well."

Douglas County Sheriff's Office efforts continue

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to keep Mark's missing persons case open. The $10,000 reward for information leading to Mark's whereabouts remains in place. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099.

BACKGROUND

Sept. 16, 2011 - Vanished into the night 

Friend and fellow cyclist Greg Bolen was among the last to see Mark late on the night of Sept. 16, 2011 at Riddle High School where Cycle Oregon had set up camp. Bolen said Mark had been confused at dinner that night and wandered off before his food arrived. Later he told Bolen he had run into a friend and lost track of time. Mark said he left his flashlight in his tent two blocks away so Bolen lent him his headlamp. Bolen and another friend offered to walk with Mark to his tent but he declined. Mark headed off toward his tent at about 11:15 p.m. never to be seen again. 


Three separate people did report seeing a man matching Mark's description hitchhiking in the area in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 17. Police were never able to locate any driver who picked up the man. 


Medical condition likely led to disappearance

Based on his demeanor and actions the night he vanished as well as in the days and weeks leading up to his disappearance, Mark's family and doctors believe the cancer he had successfully beat back twice had returned. In the summer of 2007, Mark was first diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma after he noticed a lump under his chin that wasn’t going away. He underwent a comprehensive chemotherapy regiment. In the summer of 2009, the same cancer returned - this time in his eye. He underwent eight months of treatment, including injections of chemo in his eyes and radiation therapy. Because the cancer had passed what medical experts call the blood-brain barrier, Mark had a bone marrow transplant in April of 2010.


Mark had seemed off and confused the day he went missing, as well as in the days leading up to his disappearance. Initially, while at Cycle Oregon, Mark had been asked to shuttle riders and equipment from place to place, but organizers were concerned about his driving. He only rode one day of the event because he was having trouble following the signs. He was often seen standing alone, staring - behavior unusual to him. Mark shrugged off concerns from those around him, saying he had a headache and was tired.


In the weeks prior to Cycle Oregon, family members noticed Mark was repeating himself. He also seemed less active and complained of bad headaches. It was concerning enough that he scheduled appointments with his oncologist and opthamologist - but made them for after Cycle Oregon. An avid cyclist, he didn’t want to miss it. 


Efforts to find Mark

  • Following Mark's disappearance hundreds of volunteers and members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team as well as other law enforcement personal conducted searches in and around Riddle. 
  • Posters went up in the area as well as at stops along main arterials from Northern California through Oregon and Washington. 
  • Billboards with Mark's photo and description were put up. Alerts went out to law enforcement across the country as well as truckers. 
  • Family, friends and strangers joined together to call 4,450 hospitals in the US in hopes of finding Mark.
  • Outreach was done at cycling events. 
  • Renowned cyclists Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond used social media to share Mark's story
  • A website, FindMark.org, as wall as a Facebook page and Twitter account continue to share information about Mark and the hopes of finding out what happened to him.

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Mark's disappearance remains active missing person's case

posted Mar 16, 2012, 6:40 AM by Roberta Altstadt   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 6:43 AM ]

Friday, March 16 marks six months since Mark Bosworth went missing in Riddle, Oregon. Mark, age 54, was volunteering with Cycle Oregon when he vanished. To this day no clue has been found, but the Douglas County Sheriff's Office stresses that his disappearance remains an open and active missing person's case. 


Mark was last seen late on the night of September 16th near Riddle High School. Extensive searches in the days and weeks following failed to turn up any sign of him. 


Mark's clothing and belongings


Mark was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the word's "Going Coastal" on it, a yellow Cycle Oregon hat, a blue Cycle Oregon wristband and brown shimano "SPD" bike shoes. He had a Pretzi headlamp, a black Cycle Oregon tote bag, an iPhone (the battery was dead at the time of his disappearance), black glasses, black Ray-Ban sunglasses and an iPad.


If anyone comes across any of the clothing or items, they're urged to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office non-emergency dispatch line at 541-440-4471. The items should be left in place so authorities can examine the area.


Family statement


Mark had survived two bouts with cancer. His family and doctor believe the cancer returned, this time to his brain causing him to be confused and disoriented. The cancer would have progressed by this time, and it's extremely likely Mark is no longer alive. Still, for Mark's wife Julie and daughters Kelly and Claire, the pain of not knowing where he went can be overwhelming at times. 


"It's been a rough road these past six months," says Julie Bosworth. "Every day Kelly and Claire and I miss Mark terribly. Little things, like picking up his favorite coffee mug, can make the loss and disbelief feel as fresh as the first day Mark disappeared. We may never know what happened on September 16th, but I choose to believe that whatever Mark's journey was, he felt the love and compassion of all his friends and family. And, so many of us carry his spirit in our hearts. In this way, Mark is with us and always will be. Our emotions are still raw, but love is the constant and will carry us forward."


Reward remains


There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to finding Mark. If anyone has information that may help find Mark, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at 541-440-4471.

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New billboards attempt to find out what happened to Mark Bosworth

posted Dec 14, 2011, 5:26 PM by Roberta Altstadt   [ updated Dec 14, 2011, 5:27 PM ]

MEDIA RELEASE

Roberta Altstadt

www.FindMark.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth

Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth


Drivers along Interstate 5 in southern Oregon will now see two billboards calling attention to the disappearance of Mark Bosworth, who vanished September 16th in Riddle, Oregon. 


The Bosworth family hopes the billboards that went up today, Wednesday, December 14, may jog someone's memory from the weekend Mark disappeared. The billboards also reinforce there is a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to Mark's whereabouts. 


Since absolutely no sign of Mark has been found in the Riddle area, the family believes the likelihood is that he received a ride out of the area. Three different people reported a man attempting to hitchhike along Yokum Road, which leads from the area of Riddle where Mark was last seen eastward to I-5. Mark may have actually walked to I-5 and the hope is someone may have spotted him along the interstate early on the morning of September 17th. 


"We want nothing more than to find my dad," says Claire Bosworth, one of Mark's daughters. "We need to know what happened. Hopefully, this billboard will trigger someone's memory and lead us to a clue as to where he is."


The Bosworth family would like to thank Lamar Advertising, which has generously donated the billboard space for the next 60 days. A Lamar representative says its billboards have been helpful in other missing persons and criminal cases and the company just wants to help find Mark. The billboards are located on I-5. One is just north of Roseburg along the southbound lanes and the other is about 20 miles south of Roseburg, near the Myrtle Creek exit, along the northbound lanes.


While Mark's daughters, Claire and Kelly, and his wife, Julie, desperately want answers to what happened to him, they acknowledge the cancer that's believed to have led to his  disapparence has likely claimed his life by now. Mark had been confused and disoriented in the days and weeks before he vanished. His doctor and his family believe 

the non-hodgkins lymphoma he successfully battled twice, in 2007 and 2009, returned and spread to Mark's brain. The cancer would likely have increased pressure on his brain and brain stem by now, impacting his vital organs. 


Mark disappeared late on the night of September 16th near Riddle High School. He was in the area volunteering with Cycle Oregon. 


Missing iPad may help find Mark

posted Nov 7, 2011, 8:44 AM by Find Mark

MEDIA RELEASE


Roberta Altstadt 

www.FindMark.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth

Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth


Family now hoping iPad may help in the effort to find Mark Bosworth  


It's now believed that Mark Bosworth had his iPad with him when he disappeared on September 16th in Riddle, Oregon. Mark's family has just realized the electronic notepad is missing. Mark had told several people he had it with him at Cycle Oregon, the event he was volunteering at when he vanished. 


The device is a black iPad 2 with a gray cover. Mark likely had it in a black bag that had Cycle Oregon written on it. If someone has found the iPad, the person is urged to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office tip line at 541-957-2099. A $10,000 reward will go to anyone who provides information that leads to finding Mark.


Frustration felt by family and law enforcement


Both the Bosworth family and members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office working on Mark's disappearance have been frustrated that no tips have led to any concrete evidence of what happened to Mark. Wayne Stinson, the sheriff office's Emergency Manager, says this case is like nothing he's seen before. Despite the fact it was late at night when Mark disappeared, he was in a city surrounded by homes and businesses. It's surprising, Stinson says, that no clues at all have been found indicating where Mark went that night.  


Family juggles reality and hope


Mark's family is now acknowledging that the cancer believed to have led to his confusion and disappearance has likely progressed and claimed Mark's life. At the same time, they still hope for a miracle and that somehow, someway he could still be found alive. "We have all heard of people who are given one month to live and they surprise the doctors by living much longer," says Kelly, one of Mark's daughters. "We hope that's my dad," she continues.


Mark's wife Julie will be returning to her work next week. While Julie and daughters Kelly and Claire do encourage Mark's friends and loved ones to carry on with their lives, they do still hope people will keep Mark in their hearts, share his story and keep doing whatever they feel compelled to do in an effort to find him.


Mark is a two-time cancer survivor and a bone marrow transplant recipient. If anyone sees Mark, please approach him and call 911. He may be unresponsive at this time. Tips about previous sightings or new information about Mark's missing iPad should be called in to 541-957-2099. 

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Volunteers call more than 4,400 hospitals in hopes of finding Mark

posted Oct 28, 2011, 4:33 PM by Find Mark   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 4:47 PM ]

MEDIA RELEASE

Roberta Altstadt 
Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth

Volunteers call more than 4,400 hospitals in hopes of finding Mark
Volunteers helping in the campaign to find Mark Bosworth made the final calls today in the effort to contact all 4,450 hospitals in the contiguous United States. The volunteers making the calls consisted of 134 relatives and friends of Mark and his family,  and complete strangers. The hope was that one of the hospitals contacted would have an unidentified patient who turned out to be Mark. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

The sheer effort by cousins, coworkers of both Mark and his wife Julie, and college friends of their daughters Kelly and Claire, as well as strangers has been amazing. "My heart overflows with gratitude for the compassion and the efforts of the community of people who have come together to find Mark," says Julie Bosworth. "The girls and I keep hoping and wishing to have Mark back with us," she adds.

Mark disappeared on September 16th, in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. Mark’s family and oncologist believe the cancer he has successfully battled twice returned and moved to his brain. He was confused and disoriented in the days and weeks before he vanished. Mark had scheduled appointments with his doctors, but set those for the weeks after Cycle Oregon because he didn't want to miss out on the event that he so enjoys.

"I hope that all of us follow Mark's lead to fully engage with our passions in life, whatever they may be," says Julie. Of the many, many hours and days people spent contacting hospitals, Julie says, "We are holding tight to all that is good in life, inspired by the kindness and compassion shared in this search."

One of the callers, a stranger to the Bosworth family, is a woman in New Jersey. She is an Arts Director who is currently unemployed and dedicated her time to calling more than 260 hospitals. In addition to calling hospitals, many volunteers donated their services faxing Mark's missing person flier to the hospitals. 

Douglas County Sheriff's Office efforts continue
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues efforts to find Mark. Detectives and volunteer search and rescue members have been following up on any and all tips that come in. This week, they checked on a vehicle that was discovered in the Galesville reservoir southeast of Riddle. It turned out to be a car stolen in July and was in no way connected to Mark's disappearance. 

A $10,000 reward for information that leads to Mark is being offered in the case. If anyone sees Mark, please approach him and call 911. He will be suffering severe headaches and may be acting withdrawn and unresponsive. If anyone believes they may have seen Mark in the past, they need to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. 
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Police investigate Indiana tip and others in search to find Mark

posted Oct 19, 2011, 7:35 PM by Find Mark   [ updated Oct 19, 2011, 9:15 PM ]

MEDIA RELEASE

Roberta Altstadt 
Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth

No clues but searchers and law enforcement still hard at work to find Mark Bosworth 
Volunteer search and rescue members continued spot checks in Douglas County today, in the search for Mark Bosworth. A team checked out a couple of areas on Cow Creek Road following a hunch Mark could have wandered that direction. Cow Creek Road stretches to the southwest awa from Riddle and runs along its namesake creek. No sign of Mark was found. 

Tips come in from Indiana, elsewhere
Law enforcement continues to run down any and all tips coming into the tip line, no matter how far away. A Douglas County Sheriff's Office detective followed up on a call today about a man matching Mark's description along I-80 in northeastern Indiana, near a travel plaza. The caller had made a stop at the plaza yesterday morning on his way  from Chicago to Ohio and heard two women at the shop talking about a man who was acting oddly. The caller then spotted the man near the interstate. It wasn't until he was returning to Chicago late last night that he saw Mark's missing persons flier and thought the man he saw could be Mark. We haven't heard from authorities whether they have been able to verify if the man was Mark or not.  

People have put up fliers in cities and along highways in areas throughout the U.S. That awareness is important and gives us hope that someone is going to see Mark, know it is him and immediately call 911. 

Vanished without a trace
Mark vanished on September 16th in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. He had been confused and disoriented in the days before his disappearance. His family and doctor believe the cancer Mark has successfully battled twice in the past has returned and spread to his brain. He is likely suffering severe headaches at this point and may be acting strangely or withdrawn. 

Anyone who sees Mark is asked to call 911 right away. Reports of previous sightings should still go to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads us to Mark.
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office finds a different "Mark Bosworth"

posted Oct 17, 2011, 6:22 PM by Find Mark

NEWS RELEASE


Roberta Altstadt 

www.FindMark.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth

Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth


Douglas County Sheriff's Office finds a different "Mark Bosworth"


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to receive and check on possible sightings of missing Cycle Oregon volunteer Mark Bosworth, including one that did turn up "Mark Bosworth" - just not the right one. 


A hotel in Oregon contacted the sheriff's office when someone matching Mark's general description checked in using the name "Mark Bosworth."  It turned out that Mark Bosworth is from the east coast and just happened to be vacationing in Oregon. While we would have been thrilled to find our Mark, it is nice to know that hotel staff was so diligent in helping us try to find him. 


Other sightings and searching 


The sheriff's office also had a number of reports in the Umpqua Hot Springs area, near Diamond Lake, Oregon, of a person possibly fitting Mark’s description. A team checked the area and was able to find two men who could have been mistaken for Mark, but unfortunately were not.  


Search and rescue team members also finished double checking the residential area of Riddle as well as sections out Cow Creek Road.

 

One month later, and still no clues


It's been a month since Mark vanished on the night of September 16th in Riddle, Oregon. Searches of the area have turned up absolutely no signs of Mark. Not his glasses, iPhone (the battery was dead), the headlamp he was using - nothing has been found. Three people reported seeing a man matching Mark’s description attempting to hitchhike in the area that night. Mark may have received a ride out of Southern Oregon and could be anywhere.


Mark, a two-time cancer survivor, was confused and disoriented in the days and weeks before his disappearance. His family and doctor believe the cancer has returned, this time to his brain. 


If anyone sees Mark, please approach him and call 911. He will be suffering severe headaches and may be acting withdrawn and unresponsive. If anyone believes they may have seen him in the past, they need to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads us to Mark.

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Alerts go out, strangers step up to find Mark

posted Oct 12, 2011, 9:21 PM by Find Mark

MEDIA RELEASE


Roberta Altstadt 

www.FindMark.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth

Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth


Alerts go out, strangers step up to find Mark 


No concrete clues have been reported in the search for Mark Bosworth, but family, friends and even strangers remain vigilant in their efforts to raise awareness about his disappearance.


Mark vanished on September 16th in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. He had been confused and disoriented in the days before his disappearance. His family and doctor believe the cancer Mark has successfully battled twice in the past has returned and spread to his brain. He is likely suffering severe headaches at this point and may be acting withdrawn. 


Alerts sent out to help find Mark


The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has sent out an alert to all its members asking them to join the search for Mark. "Congregations and faith-based organizations can assist the search for Bosworth by alerting members and staff of his disappearance, and distributing missing person fliers," the alert said. 


Hostelling International is reportedly distributing the flier to all their U.S. locations and asking staff to post it on their hostel bulletin boards.


Strangers make the call to help find Mark


Some 50 to 75 different volunteers made up of family, friends and complete strangers have called nearly 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. They'll soon finish contacting the remaining facilities located in six southern states. 


Debbie Doerflein is one of the volunteers who has called the most hospitals - well over 100. The New Jersey woman has never met Mark and doesn't know the Bosworth family. She learned about Mark on Facebook when a friend's cousin, who is related to the Bosworths, posted about his disappearance. Debbie went to the Find Mark page and was touched by Mark's story. She saw a post asking for help contacting hospitals throughout the country. That's when she said, "God tapped me on the shoulder and said, 'start calling, kid'".


Debbie said most of the hospital staff she's spoken with have been very compassionate, most but not all. She said that she has met — via the Internet — some really great people on what she describes as this journey. Calling, she said, gives her, "hope and faith that we will indeed Find Mark." 


People follow search efforts online


Word continues to spread about Mark. The website, FindMark.org, has had more than 110,000 hits. More than 2,200 people have clicked "like" on the Find Mark Facebook page and @FindMarkB on Twitter reached 400 followers Wednesday night. 


People have been posting about possible sightings of Mark on the Find Mark Facebook page. All such previous sightings do need to go to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. If anyone has contact with Mark, they should immediately call 911. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads us to Mark.

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Family & friends get strategic to find Mark

posted Oct 10, 2011, 8:38 PM by Find Mark

MEDIA RELEASE


Roberta Altstadt 

www.FindMark.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth

Twitter at @FindMarkB - hashtag #findmarkbosworth


Bosworth family reaches out to media in surrounding states to find Mark 


The search to find any trace of Mark Bosworth, any clue to where he may have gone, any concrete sighting continues with his family taking a strategic approach. 


Searches in the greater Riddle area haven't turned up any sign of Mark since he disappeared on September 16. That same night three different people reported seeing a man matching Mark's description attempting to hitchhike in the area. If Mark did get a ride, he could have easily left Oregon, so his family is reaching out to media in the states surrounding Oregon. He may have made his way to or through California, Nevada, Idaho or Washington.  


Volunteers have already called all the hospitals in the four states as well as Oregon and 41 other states across the United States. Efforts are now underway to contact churches in the western states. 


Social media continues to help awareness efforts


Family, friends and strangers are taking to Facebook and Twitter to keep increasing awareness about the search for Mark. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong sent out a second tweet about Mark on Sunday that was quickly retweeted by more than 100 others. 


On the Good Morning America Facebook page, under the post, "Good Morning America! Who do you want to say good morning to this morning?" hundreds of people said, "Good Morning Mark Bosworth." It's an effort to get the national morning show to report on Mark's disappearance. 


"We still believe Mark is out there traveling and we just need everyone, everywhere to be looking out for him," said Julie, Mark's wife of 25 years. More tips about possible sightings are coming in, but they are all after the fact and can't be substantiated. 


If anyone sees Mark, please approach him and call 911. Mark, who disappeared while volunteering with Cycle Oregon, had been confused and disoriented in the days and weeks before he vanished. His doctor and his family now believe the cancer he has beaten twice is back and has spread to his brain. Mark likely doesn't know who he is or where he lives. He may be trying to get back to the east coast where he lived for a decade. 


Mark will be suffering severe headaches and may be acting withdrawn and unresponsive. If anyone believes they may have seen him in the past, they need to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads us to Mark.

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