Bands Jam Out on Bangor Waterfront Raising Thousands for Childhood Cancer Treatment 

Five bands and over 60 volunteers all came together because of one young man: 15-year-old Sam Alexander of Hudson.”He loved life. He loved golf, we all know that. But he lived life to the fullest, every minute of every day,” said Joellyn Alexander, Sam’s mother.Sam lost his fight with bone cancer last fall, but he’s still on the minds of those who knew him.”He was in so much pain all over with his sickness, but he didn’t show it and he showed courage and wisdom and strength,” said Chevaughn Kacer, President of the Queen City Club, a high school organization.The Queen City Club is one group who knew Sam and wanted to do something in his memory. So they organized the “Jam Fore Sam,” which took place on the Bangor Waterfront on Saturday.”It’s a bittersweet day, everything’s for him,” said Kacer.It was a day filled with music and plenty of fun. All of the proceeds from the event will help build EMMC’s new pediatric cancer treatment facility opening in Brewer in December.”It’s going to be for the daytime treatment for the kids, like if they need a transfusion or if they need chemo,” said Alexander.She spent a lot of time in cancer care facilities herself. She hopes someday other parents won’t have to go through what she did.”We need to do whatever we can to eradicate cancer. It’s such a horrible, horrible disease and no one should ever have to bury a child. I always say I hope I took the hit for everyone I know,” said Alexander.Amid all of the fun at the event, folks in attendance were helping to make a difference in the lives of many local kids, just like their friend Sam.”Jam Fore Sam” raised $6,500 in total.