Bangor Memory Walk 

The weather may have been at or below freezing Saturday morning in the Greater Bangor area, but that didn’t cool off support for a number of local events this weekend.For weeks groups have been registering for this year’s Memory Walk to support the Maine Alzheimers Association.Nearly 400 walkers showed up in their team colors to take part in this years event.It started at the grand stand at Bass Park near the race track.Walkers from several different organizations like Dirigo Pines, Ross Manor and Westgate Manor took pledges and raised money.The turnout was great they had 380 walkers this year which was 50 walkers more than last year, and 37 different teams. Organizers expected to raise fifty thousand dollars which is about six thousand more than last year’s event.One of the reasons so many are involved is because so many are effected by dementia said Kristie Miner.” It’s so very important because there are 37,000 Mainers with Alzheimers or related dementia and the disease itself is very devastating it can really cause a lot of hardship for families and families can always need a lot of support and education which the Alzheimers Association provides statewide.”This walk is one of 14 Memory Walks held statewide. It is the largest fundraiser of the year, and the money helps with local programs.