Memory Mums Project helping cancer patients, families


LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Woman’s Hospital Association (WHA) is accepting pre-orders for its third annual Memory Mums Project. Mums will be planted at the CMMC entrance on Friday, Sept. 15, and can be dedicated with a personalized placard for $15 each.

Created in honor of Amanda Dempsey, mother of actor Patrick Dempsey and founder of the Dempsey Center, the Memory Mums Project is a way to honor a loved one.

The three services receiving the funds from the Memory Mums Project are:

• Dempsey Center’s Fund for Cancer Patients. The fund aims to lessen the stress of a cancer diagnosis by providing financial assistance to patients struggling to meet critical needs such as food, heating oil, electricity and gas.

• Cancer Immediate Needs Fund at the Cynthia Rydholm Center. The fund helps financially struggling cancer patients purchase needed medication.

• Sam and Jennie Bennett Breast Care Center Patients’ Needs Fund. The fund helps pay for screening mammograms, extended diagnostic images and breast biopsy services for women and men who have inadequate or no insurance.

Order in person at the WHA Gift Shop in CMMC’s main lobby at 60 High St. or by downloading the form at

FMI: 207-795-2723, 207-795-2295 or email [email protected]