DempseyCenter.org and DempseyChallenge.org are now combined into a new and improved website.
Information for the Dempsey Challenge can be found under “Dempsey Challenge” in our main navigation.
The Dempsey Center is a leader in Quality of Life care for individuals and families impacted by cancer. We provide a personalized, holistic, and integrated approach to cancer prevention, education and support.
We champion evidence-based approaches while involving patients, their medical teams, as well as their entire community of caregivers as equals. We provide support services to complement treatments, and support caregivers, patients, and their families equally.
Patrick Dempsey helped found the Dempsey Center in 2008 with the intention of giving back to the community where he grew up, and where his mother first received cancer treatment in 1997.
Since 2009, Patrick has returned to Lewiston-Auburn every fall for the annual Dempsey Challenge. His presence is felt throughout the weekend as he participates in one of the cycle rides, along with his friends and family, greets the crowds and personally thanks top fundraisers for their amazing efforts.
In 2016, Patrick took on an advisory role at the Dempsey Center so he can continue to help support those impacted by cancer.Staff Directory