Fundraising Awards, Incentives & Deadlines

We want to recognize your fundraising efforts!
The Dempsey Challenge will recognize top fundraisers through awards,
as well as individual fundraising incentives.

Please pay special attention to deadlines.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of ALL Dempsey Challenge
fundraising individuals and teams.
And we recognize the time and energy many people put
into supporting the important work of the Dempsey Centers.

This year, in an effort to give more people a chance to share the limelight,
each fundraising winner will receive only one award.
If a person qualifies for more than one fundraising award,
they will be allowed to choose which they would like to receive.
The other award will be given to the next highest qualifying individual or team.

Fundraising Awards

Please note, registration fees do not count towards fundraising minimum or incentives.

Individual Awards:
• Top Fundraiser
• Top Youth Fundraiser (participants 23 and under)
• Most Donors

Team Awards:
• Top Fundraising Team
• Top Friends & Family Fundraising Team (non-corporate)
• Top Youth Fundraising Team (at least half of the team must be 23 and under)
• Most Team Members

The Dempsey Challenge will recognize outstanding individual and team efforts during the Saturday night Champions for Hope Celebration. Each winner will receive two tickets to the Celebration where they will receive their award from someone who has utilized Dempsey Center services.

Above award winners will be selected based upon their fundraising status as of Friday, September 20 at 4:30 p.m. EST (please see deadline information).

NEW since 2016: The Dempsey Challenge VIP program includes new amenities for the $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000 fundraising levels! Please see the table below for all fundraising incentives, including our new VIP levels!

Signs of Hope & Healing

Signs of Hope & Healing are an important reminder of what the Dempsey Challenge and Dempsey Center are all about – showing support for or remembrance of those impacted by cancer. Dempsey Challenge participants that raise $200 or more are entitled to submit a sign at no cost. All others may submit a sign with a $75 donation.

Signs of Hope & Healing Submission Form
Please note: After the weekend, signs will be available for retrieval at the Lewiston Dempsey Center until October 28. At that time, all remaining Signs of Hope & Healing will be recycled.

Fundraising Deadlines

All funds must be received by the deadline date and time.

Thursday, August 1, 4:30 p.m. EST
Deadline to raise $1,000 in order to receive your custom event cycling jersey or performance running shirt prior to the event. Those who meet the $1,000 level must place their order by August 15. People who raise $,1000 after August 1 will receive their jersey or shirt via postal mail post-event (please note this may take 10-12 weeks for production and shipping).

Monday, September 2, 11:59 p.m. EST
Deadline to raise $1,000, $3,000+, $5000+, $10,000+ or $20,000+ to be eligible for the drawing to win 1 of 5 spots at a private dinner at Patrick Dempsey’s Maine home on September 27, 2018. All funds must be RECEIVED by the Dempsey Challenge by this time. Any funds received after this time will not be considered for the drawing. Rules and Regulations apply.
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Friday, September 20, 4:00 p.m. EST
Deadline to receive tickets to the Champions for Hope Celebration ($3,000 raised) and tickets for the VIP Private Reception presented by TAG Heuer with Patrick Dempsey ($10,000 raised). All award winners will be notified via email or phone.

Monday, September 23, 4:30 p.m. EST
Deadline to sign up for Team Packet Pick Up.

Sunday, September 29, 11:59 p.m.
EST Final fundraising incentive deadline for all other incentive items listed below. Items may be retrieved at the Incentives table in the Registration Tent, or post-event at the Dempsey Center. In the event you are unable to pick up your item(s), please contact us and we’ll gladly send via postal mail.

If you are mailing donations, please choose a shipping method that will ensure that the package will be received by the deadline date; please also alert us (1-866-990-1499) if you are mailing donations close to a deadline.

 

$200
Level 1
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
$500
Level 2
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
$1,000+
Bronze
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
$3,000+
Silver
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP lanyard
Free 1-year Maine Magazine Subscription
$5,000+
Gold
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
$50 L.L.Bean Gift Card*
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP Lanyard
Recognition from start stage
Free 1-year Maine Magazine Subscription
$10,000+
Platinum
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*

Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP Lanyard
Recognition from start stage
2 tickets to Private Reception with Patrick Dempsey
Free 1-year Maine Magazine Subscription
TAG Heuer time piece

*Gold level fundraisers will receive (1) L.L.Bean gift card for the value of $50, they will not receive an additional $15 gift card from surpassing the "Level 2" incentive