The Road Ahead, Together.

What We Do

Founded in Lewiston, Maine, the Dempsey Center offers a vibrant and compassionate environment where an interdisciplinary team of oncology professionals improve the healing experience for those impacted by cancer. Through our on-site customized programs, and the annual Dempsey Challenge, we provide support services that complement treatments, support caregivers, patients and their families equally.

Frequently Asked Questions Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® Dempsey Challenge

Events & Announcements

National Cancer Survivors Day

Thursday, June 8 at the Dempsey Center. Call 207-795-8250 to RSVP. Learn More>

Current Center Hours

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

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

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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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Healing Grief Support Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fit for Life

5:30 pm - 6:30 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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