‘Remembering Our Babies’ Walk Helps Raise Funds for Memorial 

It was an overwhelming show of community support. That’s the word from organizers of the “Remembering Our Babies” charity walk in Bangor Saturday morning.The walk is organized by a group called Empty Arms, which is a non-profit group that supports families grieving the loss of infants.They’re raising money to help fund a monument and reflection area at Mt. Hope Cemetery, a place for parents who have lost babies to go for quiet reflection.This is the first year for the charity walk and organizers weren’t sure what the response would be. Saturday, they got their answer.”It’s more than we expected. We were thinking maybe we’ll get a handful of people. But we’ve had 65 people pre-register, many more have called to say they’re coming out today, people have brought friends, co-workers, it’s been a great turnout so far,” says Chandra Poliquin, walk organizer.Mt. Hope Cemetery has already donated the land for the monument.Folks with the group envision building a tranquil spot for families to visit with a statue and a granite bench.They say they’ll continue working to raise the money until they can start building.