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Amgen Named Presenting Sponsor of The Dempsey Challenge: A Journey For Hope
Date:9/9/2009

The event will serve as the primary fundraiser for the Dempsey Center, which provides free education programs and wellness services to cancer patients, families and caregivers.

"My mom is a four-time ovarian cancer survivor and I know first hand how dealing with cancer can impact someone's life," said Patrick Dempsey. "I am pleased that Amgen has stepped up to sponsor the main fundraising event for the Dempsey Center, which provides free support, education and wellness services to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, complementing Amgen's national Breakaway from Cancer efforts."

Dempsey is scheduled to take part in the 50-mile tour along with pro cyclists George Hincapie, a five-time Olympian, and David Zabriskie, who holds the record for fastest time trial in Tour de France history.

"We are thrilled to be partners with an organization that is equally committed to the cancer community," said Dempsey Challenge event manager Wendy Tardif. "Amgen's reputation for patient education and support parallels our own mission and provides us with the opportunity to heighten our visibility internationally. We feel confident we will be able to reach our fundraising goal."

Although The Dempsey Challenge offers fundraising incentive opportunities for participants, no fundraising minimum is required. For more information, including an event schedule, registration tools and maps of event courses, please visit www.dempseychallenge.org.

About The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center

Founded in March of 2008 by actor and Maine native, Patrick Dempsey, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing provides free support, education and wellness services to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and c
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