AIDS Walk in Bangor/Brewer 

More than a hundred walkers turned out Saturday to raise awareness…and money…for the fight against HIV and AIDS.The annual AIDS walks were held around the state…including one in Bangor.Walkers started out at the Eastern Maine AIDS Network on Harlow Street and made their way across the Penobscot River to Brewer and back.They raised money for HIV and AIDS care and prevention efforts.Oraganizers are hoping the Maine walks bring in a total of more than a hundred thousand dollars…half of it from community support, the other half from a challenge grant with the National AIDS Fund.<"what we have found is that HIV/AIDS has really fallen off the radar screen and our hope today is to do a public awareness campaign to remind folks that HIV/AIDS is here in Maine and it is an important public health issue.">Murphy says she was surprised to find that online walk donations this year doubled last year’s amount.She says that’s something she never expected, given the current state of the economy.