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

Dempsey Center & South Portland’s Cancer Community Center Announce Intent to Merge

People impacted by cancer around the state will have greater access to programs and quality of life services as two leading cancer care organizations combine. Learn More>

Nominate a cancer survivor for the 2017 Amanda Dempsey Award Presented by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer®

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Current Center Hours

Monday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Monday, July 17 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed: September 4  

Dempsey Challenge Oct 7-8 | RUN-WALK-CYCLE

Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center! Register Now>

Today's Program lineup

Today Tomorrow

Pilates Yoga

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dempsey Center Introductory Meeting & Tour

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Healing Grief Support Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nutrition for Life: Anti-Cancer Mini Series

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fit for Life

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stress Management & Self-Care After Prostate Cancer

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 Center.

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