Thursday, 06 June 2019 19:08

Fundraiser kickoff to end Alzheimer's Disease

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BANGOR - It was a sea of purple at the Dysart's Restaurant in Bangor as the fundraising season for the Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's kicked off.

 

Organizers are gearing up for their walk at the Bangor Waterfront on October 19th.

 

They said they raise more than $100,000 every year to go to researching the disease.

 

One of the walk organizers said the cause is important to her because she's worked in healthcare for ten years.

 

"I've worked with many, many families who have suffered and watched their loved ones go through this really tragic disease," said Nicole Matson, the event chair for the Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's. "It's just something that I really feel strongly about and want to continue putting my time into to try to find a first survivor."

 

The Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has resources for caregivers and those who have the disease.

 

To learn more about volunteering or starting a team for walk day in Bangor, visit their website.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...