Amanda Dempsey Award

Named in memory of Amanda Dempsey, the award is given annually to a cancer survivor who demonstrates a passion for helping others with cancer in the state of Maine.

Nominations for the 2019 Amanda Dempsey Award presented by Amgen will open Summer 2019!

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. Although Amanda was reserved and humble, she had a warm presence, and was passionate about giving back to her community.

The recipient will lead the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk, along with Patrick Dempsey and his family on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Simard-Payne Park.

The criteria for nominees are as follows:
• Individual must be a cancer survivor
• Individual must demonstrate a passion for helping and inspiring others diagnosed with cancer
• Individual lives and/or helps others in the state of Maine
Past winners include: Barbara Deschenes (2018), Christina Parrish (2017), Brooke Ismail (2016), Dr. James Campbell (2015), Nel Bernard (2014), Hailey Sontag (2013), Kristen Short (2012), Laura Davis (2011), and Scott Thomas (2010).