BANGOR – A group of teenagers walked from Augusta to Bangor in an effort to raise awareness of addiction, depression and suicide.
The group started the 70 mile journey on Wednesday.
Since then, they’ve walked about 20 miles a day.
Sunday, they concluded the pilgrimage with a mass at St. Johns in Bangor.
“A lot of us, some people we know have dealt with depression and addiction,” said Adam Terry, who participated in the pilgrimage.
“It’s a very large issue affecting our society today. Every single life lost due to a person’s own fault is a terrible sadness and we’re hoping to bring that statistic down here in Maine,” said John Paul Fectau, another pilgrim on the journey.
The group emphasized prayer was a key part of the trek.