BANGOR — There is roughly 29,000 people in Maine living with Alzheimer’s – Saturday morning Maine’s chapter for the Alzheimer’s Association walked to raise funds for patients.
Executive director Drew Wyman says by 2025 the estimated amount of people with Alzheimer’s in Maine will go up by 6,000 people.
This walk is to raise money and help caregivers who need extra support when taking care of family members at home. He says they exceeded their goal today by 102%.
“We crushed it at our goal right before opening ceremony which was great so our goal was just over $70,000 and we raised close to $73,000. Which is 102% of our goal and then state wide we beat our state wide goal if you combine the goal of all seven walks,” said Wyman.
Wyman says this money is going to hospitals to research treatments and cure it will also give to their 24/7 help line more money to help people in need.