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A family keeps a memory alive at the Heart Mini Marathon

CINCINNATI (Adam Clements) -- Thousands of walkers and runners will hit Fountain Square Sunday for this year's Heart Mini Marathon.

About 4 years ago I accepted a Facebook friend request from a man named Bob Clements.  I thought maybe he was a distant relative. Turns out he was just a guy who was really into local news.  He also loved the civil war, cared deeply for his family,  and was working to live a heart healthy life.  Bob died of a heart attack in 2012 but his family is keeping his memory and his mission alive.

"I woke up and I was pretty upset," Lori Clements said.
   
Still stinging from the loss of her husband Bob just 3 days earlier Lori Clements agreed to let her friends treat her to margaritas.  After all, it was her birthday.  They toasted to Bob and when she looked down there was a red heart shape in her margarita.  It was one of many little signs that made Lori feel Bob was still very much with her.
   
Only fitting that he'd show up as a heart in a margarita, they were Bob's favorite.

Bob's daughter Olivia still feels her dad too.  She's taking over Bob's Brigade this year.  It's what her dad would have wanted.

Bob may be gone but he'll be watching on Sunday.  His girls have no doubt.  Bob's Brigade will join hundreds of other teams in this year's Heart Mini Marathon.  Olivia has raised close to 1,800 dollars for the American Heart Association.

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