Fundraising Awards, Incentives & Deadlines

Your fundraising efforts to support the work of the Dempsey Center are greatly appreciated!

Fundraising Awards*

Individual Awards:
• Top Fundraiser
• Top Youth Fundraiser (age 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 age 23 and under)
• Most Team Members

Award winners are selected based on their fundraising status as of Friday, September 20 at 4:30 PM EDT. Each winner receives one award. If someone qualifies for more than one award, they will be allowed to choose which they would like to receive. The other award will be given to the next highest qualifying winner. *Registration fees do not count towards fundraising minimum or incentives.

Signs of Hope & Healing

Signs of Hope & Healing give you a chance to show support for or remembrance of loved ones who have faced cancer. The are a wonderful visual reminder of what the Dempsey Challenge and Dempsey Center are all about. Challenge participants who raise $200 or more are entitled to submit a sign at no cost. All others may submit a sign for a $75 donation.

Signs of Hope & Healing Submission Form
Please note: After Challenge weekend, signs are available for pick-up at the Lewiston Dempsey Center until October 3. After that date, 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 PM EDT
Deadline to raise $1,000 in order to receive your custom event cycling jersey or technical running top prior to the Challenge. Those who meet the $1,000 level must place their order by August 6th. Incentive jersey’s will be disbursed at packet pick-up. People who raise $,1000 after August 1 will receive their jersey via USPS after the Challenge (allow 10-12 weeks for production and shipping). Anyone who raises $1,000 after this date and through the remaining fundraising incentive cycle (ending September 29th) will receive this jersey

Friday, September 20, 4:00 PM EDT
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, 11:59 PM EDT
Deadline to sign up for Team Packet Pick Up.

Sunday, September 29, 11:59 PM EDT
Final fundraising incentive deadline for all other incentive items. 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 will ship via USPS.

NOTE: If you are mailing donations, be sure to choose a shipping method that will ensure package delivery by the 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*
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
Primal run/walk or cycle jersey
$3,000+
Silver
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Free Maine Magazine Subscription
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
Primal run/walk or cycle jersey
2 tickets to exclusive Champions of Hope event
$5,000+
Gold
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Free Maine Magazine Subscription
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
$100 Wayfair Gift Card
Primal run/walk or cycle jersey
2 tickets to exclusive Champions of Hope event
Free registration for 2020 Dempsey Challenge
$10,000+
Platinum
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Free Maine Magazine Subscription
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
$100 Wayfair Gift Card
Primal run/walk or cycle jersey
2 tickets to exclusive Champions of Hope event
Free registration for 2020 Dempsey Challenge
2 tickets to exclusive VIP Reception
10% off entire Dempsey Challenge merchandise purchase
$20,000+
DIAMOND
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Free Maine Magazine Subscription
$15 L.L.Bean Gift Card
$100 Wayfair Gift Card
Primal run/walk or cycle jersey
2 tickets to exclusive Champions of Hope event
Free registration for 2020 Dempsey Challenge
2 tickets to exclusive VIP Reception
20% off entire Dempsey Challenge merchandise purchase
Exclusive Dempsey Challenge Club jacket
Framed poster print personalized and signed by Patrick Dempsey