Northeastern Maine Start Heart Walk 

Despite the rainy weather, many folks hit the pavement in Bangor, walking for a healthy heart.It was the annual Northeastern “Maine Start, Heart Walk.”And participants started their walk at Husson University.All the proceeds go toward the American Heart Assocation’s life-saving research, education and public health initiatives.Local heart survivors were on hand to share their stories.And Shelly Bailey is one of those survivors.Two years ago she suffered congestive heart failure.Bailey says the walk really hit home for her.” It’s actually really great to see little kids here all the way up through grandparents really just trying to bring out awareness because heart disease is actually the number one killer of women in America and a lot of people don’t know that.”Bailey says she has had to change her diet and lifestyle, but her heart is now fully recovered.