Patrick Dempsey learned a lot about the realities of Cancer during his mother’s long battle with the illness. He knew he wanted to give back to the community helping his mom through her Cancer journey.
“Our best moneys should never be ours alone and neither should our hardest. Working side by side to build a healthier community is the most rewarding journey we can ever take,” Dempsey says.
Patrick founded The Patrick Dempsey Center For Hope & Healing in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine. The Dempsey Center provides enduring wellness, betterment and community to those who need it most – free of charge.
“Wisdom and grace can most easily be found among the true survivors and fighters and their caregivers—because they’re not just standing up to chronic illness every single day; they’re cultivating a community of wellness and long-term support and solutions beyond it”.
The Dempsey Challenge is another of Patrick’s projects, and he devotes considerable time and passion into making this event an incredible success for its participants, supporters, and surrounding communities. Patrick is very hands-on, and super supportive of Positive Tracks’ youth call to action.
“The Dempsey Challenge encourages you to go the distance on behalf of those who need it most,” he says. “And now, Positive Tracks allows young people to make a difference to their communities – it’s amazing. I believe in the Positive Tracks program because it’s about so much more than just fundraising – it’s about kids connecting to and giving back to the world in a healthy, creative, and productive way.”