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

Accepting Amanda Dempsey Award Nominations

The Amanda Dempsey Award presented by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer® is presented each year to a cancer survivor who has a passion for helping others with cancer. Nominations are due by August 14th.

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Current Center Hours

LEWISTON: Monday 8:00AM – 4:30PM; Tuesday – Thursday 8:00AM – 7:30PM; Friday 8:00AM – 3:00PM SOUTH PORTLAND: Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 5:30PM; Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM  

Today's Program lineup

Today Tomorrow

Fatigue Factor – South Portland

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pilates Yoga – Lewiston

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guided Imagery – South Portland

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to the Dempsey Center

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Introduction to the Dempsey Center

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Prostate Cancer Support- South Portland

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fit to Dance – South Portland

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pilates – South Portland

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Introduction to the Dempsey Center

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Introduction to the Dempsey Center

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Relaxation Yoga – South Portland

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly Support Group- South Portland

5:30 pm - 6:30 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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