Press Release

Fifth annual Bangor walk to defeat ALS

BANGOR, Maine – The Fifth Annual Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS  will be held Saturday, Aug. 25,  at Hayford Park, 13th Street with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m.

Walk organizers hope to reach a goal of 400 walkers collecting a total of $55,000, in an effort to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Dr. Greg Cox and Dr. Cathy Lutz, also of The Jackson Laboratory, will be guest speakers at the Saturday fundraising event.

For more information about Dr. Greg Cox and The Jackson Laboratory’s work to better understand ALS, visit

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To find out how to get involved, register your team, or sign up to walk as an individual visit,, or find more ways to connect on Facebook at Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS. For any additional help contact Janice Von Brook, Bangor’s Walk Chair, at 207-862-3182 or at




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