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. 


Signs of Hope + Healing

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.


Get The Word Out