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Dempsey Challenge Participant Registration Officially Open
Date:2/1/2010

LEWISTON, Maine, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the second annual Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is officially open and are accepted through the event website www.dempseychallenge.org . The non-competitive, fundraising event serves as the primary fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, ME, which provides free support, education and wellness services to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

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Due to the popularity of the inaugural event, the Challenge has been expanded to a two-day format featuring run/walk distances of 5K and 10K on Saturday, Oct. 2 and cycling distances of 10, 25, 50 and 100-miles on Sunday, Oct. 3.  Participant caps of 4,000 have been set for the run/walk and 3,500 for cycling. Each event will begin and end at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine.

Dempsey Challenge event organizers are focused on providing an exceptional experience for everyone involved, as well as raising needed funds to aid the Dempsey Center. In addition to the required entry fee of $35 for the run/walk and $75 for cycling, a req
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