Al Boscov: 'I've been amazed' at outpouring of support

Department store chairman battling cancer

EXETER TWP., Pa. - For most of his 87 years, Albert Boscov has been a champion of the communities where his department store company does business. Now, he's thanking the many people in those communities who are rallying behind him in his fight against late-stage cancer.

Boscov's has posted a message on its Facebook page from the Berks County-based chain's chairman:

My friends on Facebook,

I've been amazed at the amount of wonderful notes that you've sent and I know I don't deserve them, but I certainly enjoyed them. You're a wonderful group of people that have been part of my family for 87 years and I'm most proud of all of you.


Boscov disclosed on February 1 that he had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer. Since then, thousands of people have taken to Facebook to share messages of love and support with him and his family.

"Only a humble man would say that he doesn't deserve the notes that have been sent to him," said one Facebook commenter. "He has impacted so many people, the number is staggering."

"Such an amazing man with such a huge heart! Always looking at what he can do to better others," another commenter posted. "We need a lot more people like Mr. Boscov in the world."


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