The 15th annual MaineGeneral Health Walk for Hope drew 1,049 people who walked through downtown Augusta twice Saturday as part of a 3.1-mile trek that was a fundraiser for the city’s Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

The out-and-back 3.1-mile course started in Mill Park, went through downtown along Water Street and onto the Kennebec River Rail Trail, then turned back to Mill Park using the same route in reverse.

The event raised a total of more than $160,000, according to Nicole McSweeney, MaineGeneral Health’s chief marketing and philanthropy officer. The Alfond center provides treatment, education and support to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

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