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

Two New Career Openings!

Check out our 2 new career openings: 1.)Director of Finance 2.)Events Manager; Learn more here:

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

Yoga for Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fly Casting Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nutrition for Life: The Anti-Cancer Diet

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From Cancer to Health: A Stress Management and Coping Intervention Program

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tobacco Support Group – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

YWCA Breast Cancer Encore Program

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

No programs scheduled tomorrow.

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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