The Cause

By sharing these stories, we desire to help lighten the burden and provide hope to those touched by cancer. This cause is not about raising money for a cure but about supporting the millions of people living with and surviving beyond cancer today.

About The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing
Founded in March, 2008, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing strives to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer by providing free support, education, integrative medicine, outreach and prevention. The Dempsey Center is an integral part of Central Maine Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as affiliated clinics in Rumford, Bridgton and Brunswick, Maine. Philanthropic sources and The Dempsey Challenge fundraising event allow the Dempsey Center to provide vital cancer support services at no charge. For more information, please visit

About The Dempsey Challenge
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is an annual run, walk and cycling fundraising event in Lewiston, Maine, which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The two-day experience integrates the passion and support of those impacted by cancer with the hospitality of the community. The Dempsey Challenge provides a rewarding experience and unprecedented value to participants and partners. For more information, please visit

About The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta
The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta (Cancervive) is a non-profit organization established to raise awareness and support for Canadian Cancer Survivors and their families. Completely volunteer based, one hundred percent of all donated funds are directed to their benefactor and partner - the Wellspring network of cancer support centers. For more information, please visit

About Wellspring Calgary
Wellspring Calgary is a charitable organization which supports, informs and empowers those diagnosed with cancer by helping them address the fear, isolation, disruption and practical problems which cancer can bring to their lives.  In operation since 2007 and an affiliate of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation in Toronto, Wellspring Calgary programs and services are informed by evidence and offered free of charge and without referral in a warm, caring, and welcoming community-based centre nestled in the trees near the Bow River.  Wellspring Calgary’s work is made possible through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, foundations and grassroots fundraisers, and with the efforts of committed volunteers, dedicated staff and skilled facilitators. For more information, please visit

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