2020 Amanda Dempsey Award 

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Named in memory of Patrick Dempsey’s mother Amanda Dempsey, the award is presented to a cancer survivor who has a passion for helping Mainers with cancer. Although Amanda was reserved and humble, she had a warm presence, and was passionate about giving back to her community. 

Amgen Oncology has been the presenting sponsor of the Amanda Dempsey Award for 12 years. Amgen Oncology is searching for and finding answers to incredibly complex questions that will advance care and improve lives for cancer patients and their families. Amgen’s research drives them to understand the disease in the context of the patient's life – not just their cancer journey – so they can take control of their lives. To learn more about Amgen, visit or follow on Twitter.


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Past winners include Priscilla "Pat" Rollins (2019), 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), Scott Thomas (2010), and Carlene Sperry and Allen Lariviere (2009).

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