Run, Walk or Cycle in the Dempsey Challenge | Oct. 7-8

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.

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

Events & Announcements

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

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

Dempsey Center Open Houses!

Saturday Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8 11am-2pm, 29 Lowell St. 5th Fl, Lewiston ME.

Christina Parrish Named Recipient of 2017 Amanda Dempsey Award presented by Amgen’s Breakaway From Cancer®

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Today's Program lineup

Today Tomorrow

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

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Layers – An Art Class and Exhibit

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Caring Cards

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fit for Life

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Living Well

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Yoga for Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga for Life

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dempsey Center Introductory Meeting & Tour

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

YWCA Breast Cancer Encore Program – Information Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tobacco Support Group

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teen Group

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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