LEWISTON — Nominations for the 2018 Amanda Dempsey Award presented by Breakaway from Cancer will be accepted through Aug. 14.

The award, named in memory of Amanda Dempsey, is presented to a cancer survivor who has a passion for helping Mainers with cancer.

The recipient will be honored during Dempsey Challenge weekend, Sept. 29 and 30, at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. The winner will lead the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk, along with Patrick Dempsey, and will be honored at the Champions for Hope Celebration that evening.

The criteria for nominees are:

• A cancer survivor;

• One who demonstrates a passion for helping and inspiring others diagnosed with cancer; and 


• One who lives and/or helps others in Maine.

Past winners include Christina Parrish (2017), Brooke Ismail (2016), Dr. James Campbell (2015), Nel Bernard (2014), Hailey Sontag (2013), Kristen Short (2012), Laura Davis (2011), Scott Thomas (2010), and Carlene Sperry and Allen Lariviere (2009).

Nominations may be submitted online at dempseycenter.org/award/ or mailed to Karen Page, Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

Send nominations to dempseycenter.org/award/. For information, call the Dempsey Challenge hotline at 1-866-990-1499.

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