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Above, Sue Tymoczko of Lewiston brings her sign of hope and healing Friday to the Dempsey Challenge customer service tent in Lewiston.

Tymoczko has participated in the annual walk since 2009. The retired Edward Little High School teacher walked with her husband, Bob, in 2009 and 2010. He died of cancer in 2011, the same year his daughter made the sign Sue Tymoczko is holding. She has walked in each challenge since and will participate Saturday with her 11-person team T&T+.

The Dempsey Challenge will be based at Simard-Payne Memorial Park at 46 Beech St. on Saturday and Sunday.

The schedule of the event will be as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • 7:00 AM: Customer Service Tent opens (Oxford Street)
  • 7:30 AM: Bag Valet opens (Simard-Payne Park)
  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Open Start for 10K Run
  • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Open Start for 5K Run/Walk
  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Family + Friends Festival in the Park (Simard-Payne Park)
  • 12:00 PM: Fundraising Awards Presentation (Main Stage)

Sunday, Sept. 26:

  • 6:30 AM: Customer Service Tent opens (Oxford Street)
  • 7:00 AM: Bag + Bike Valet opens (Simard-Payne Park)
  • 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Open start times for 25-, 50-, 65-, 100-mile Dempsey Challenge Rides
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Family + Friends Festival in the Park (Simard-Payne Park)
  • 1:00 PM: Patriots Game Broadcast (Main Stage)

Find more information about the weekend on the Dempsey Center’s website.

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