5K Race for Recovery raises money for substance abuse treatments

BANGOR - A run in Bangor Sunday helped fight the drug epidemic while celebrating those in recovery.

The 5k Race for Recovery brought over 150 runners and volunteers to the Bangor Waterfront.

Proceeds from the race will help Wellspring Inc. fund substance abuse and mental health treatments for those who cannot afford it.

"You know it affects everybody, in all social strata," said Wellspring Executive Director Suzanne Farley. "And so lots of folks really need treatment and have no means to pay, and that's why an event like this is so important."

"We were looking for a fundraiser that one, would help us get some money for people who are uninsured for treatment, but also celebrate recovery," said Pat Kimball, one of the co-chairs for the race.

Runner were provided pizza from Hero's afterwards.

Volunteers from both Husson University and the University of Maine helped the event run smoothly.

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