The Road Ahead, Together

What We Do

The Dempsey Center is a leader in Quality of Life care for individuals and families impacted by cancer. Founded in Lewiston, Maine by actor Patrick Dempsey, the Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic and integrated approach to cancer prevention, education and support. All services are provided at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances or where they receive their medical treatment.

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Events & Announcements

New Volunteer Opening: Massage Therapy, Reiki & Acupuncture Program Administrative Volunteer

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April 7: Dempsey Center 10th Anniversary Open House

In honor of our 10th Anniversary, the Dempsey Center will be open April 7 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM for any member of the community to come in to try out one of our workshops, have a tour of the Center, talk with Center staff and volunteers, and learn more about our wide array of FREE programs and services! You do not need to have been personally impacted by cancer to participate! Call for more info: 207-795-8250

Current Center Hours

Monday 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1st Saturday/month: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Today's Program lineup

Today Tomorrow

Tai Chi for Balance

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Living With Hope and Living With Hope Companion Group

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pilates Yoga

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

NOMO (Not On My Own)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Women’s Cancer Support Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fit for Life

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Grief After Cancer Loss

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Living Well

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dempsey Challenge


The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen champions a spirit of celebration and culture of paying it forward. Every dollar raised by Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Centers, located in Lewiston and additional sites in the near future.

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