Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer. More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Founded in 2005 Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer, from prevention through survivorship.
Amgen is the presenting sponsor of the Dempsey Challenge, and Patrick Dempsey has been an ambassador for Breakaway from Cancer since 2007. Dempsey continues to remain actively involved with Breakaway from Cancer and helps spread the word about the importance of available resources for those whose lives are touched by cancer.
Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and six nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, offering a broad range of services to people affected by cancer.