Arthritis Walk Held in Bangor 

More than fifty walkers hit the streets of Bangor Sunday to raise awareness…and money…for arthritis.The annual arthritis walk kicked off at the Cohen School.Individuals and teams could choose to do a one or three mile walk.Walkers collected pledges, and all the proceeds will go the the arthritis foundation.Organizers say besides raising money, the walk is also a great way to let folks know just how prevalent arthritis is…in kids as well as adults.Walk Chairperson Robin Spencer Laurie also used the walk as a chance to ask folks to support a federal bill that would help those who suffer with arthrtis. “The bill, if it is passed, will help raise money for research and maybe get more arthritis programs out in the different states.” Said Laurie.The walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.27 million Americans are currently living with osteoarthritis. And 300,000 children have some form of juvenile arthritis.