We are tremendously grateful to our sponsors and partners for their commitment in supporting the Dempsey Center, and helping to make life better for people managing the impact of cancer.

In addition to our two physical locations in Lewiston and South Portland, ME, our third, virtual center—Dempsey Connects—now  allows us to provide select services beyond the borders of Maine. We also offer a haven of support for those traveling for treatment at our hospitality home, Clayton’s House, in Portland, Maine.

Thanks to our steadfast partners, we are able to provide personalized, high-quality cancer support programs and services to cancer patients, their families, and care partners - all at no cost. Together, we can customize your partnership package to align with your goals and mission, and shine a light on your organization while also helping people through their cancer journey.

If you are interested in supporting the Dempsey Center through a sponsorship or partnership, please contact Chrissie Penney, Chief Advancement Officer.



Good nutrition is so important that Dempsey Center employs a full-time Nutrition Program Coordinator, Judy Donnelly, RDN. Thanks to generous support from Hannaford, Judy is able to teach cooking classes in the Hannaford Demonstration Kitchen at our Lewiston location, provide private counseling to assess clients’ personal nutritional needs, and supervise the thriving Dempsey Center garden where volunteers grow organic produce for client use. 


Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water has partnered with the Dempsey Center to keep Dempsey Challenge participants healthily hydrated for years. Their sponsorship of this year’s 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk at the Dempsey Challenge will help make our annual fundraising event possible, and we’re elated to expand our partnership with Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water by naming our welcome area in our Lewiston Center after this loyal, community-minded partner.  



Years ago, we daydreamed about having a pet therapy program at the Dempsey Center. Thanks to the remarkable support of IDEXX Laboratories, that dream became a reality. Our Dempsey Dogs program presented by IDEXX launched in 2021 with certified, handler/pet pairs on site to greet clients during select days & times in both Lewiston and South Portland.  



With support from our Series Sponsor HM Payson, the Dempsey Center’s In Good Taste series offers you—the guest—a unique, culinary experience. Whether virtually or in-person, you’re treated to a prominent chef’s artistry as they take you through the process of crafting a meal or dish. Make it a date-night with your partner, host a group of friends in your home, or take some you-time to not only enjoy an incredible menu, but also to learn how food connects to your health as our Dempsey Center Nutrition Coordinator teaches how food nourishes your body.

If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities, please contact Chrissie Penney, Chief Advancement Officer.

You make it possible.


"I have Hodgkins Lymphoma and the diagnosis was life shattering. I started coming to the Dempsey Center because I was having so much anxiety. From the first visit, I felt warm and embraced. Everybody is open to hearing as much as you want to share. And if you don’t feel like sharing, they’re still supportive and there to help you. Massage therapy helped me a lot with my anxiety and muscle soreness. Food aversion was a big obstacle for me to overcome so I worked with the nutritionist at the Dempsey Center. She helped me figure out what to eat and the best times to eat. The saving grace at the Dempsey Center is that there’s a cancer community here."

Elleena, East Parsonfield



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