BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Downtown Bangor was a sea of purple Thursday, as people from around the state came together to support the fight against domestic violence.
The domestic violence resource center, Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, which serves Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, held its second annual Walk To End Abuse.
"We are really doing this walk to raise awareness," said one of its organizers, Amanda Cost. "It's really just about getting people in the community together."
The half mile walk is designed to show support for survivors, remember those who have been lost, and send a message that domestic abuse of any kind will not be tolerated. The walk drew a couple hundred participants to West Market Square, including survivors such as Sarah Ginn.
"It's actually awesome," said Ginn. "It means the world because you feel alone when you are in it. Until you realize that there are other people out there."
Spruce Run Womancare Alliance's domestic abuse hotline is available 24 hours a day. That number is 1-800-863-9909.