Throughout the Dempsey Challenge event, we’ll take time and space to HONOR TOGETHER: the friends, family, and loved ones whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Amanda Dempsey Award
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.
At the Dempsey Challenge, you'll see wonderful messages of support and love lining the Riverwalk and portions of the run/walk and ride routes. Signs of Hope + Healing are an important reminder of what the Dempsey Challenge and Dempsey Center are all about - showing support for those impacted by cancer.
Dempsey Challenge participants, spectators, volunteers - anyone impacted by cancer - are invited to create a sign for display throughout Dempsey Challenge weekend.