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Dempsey’s Downeast Divas

Posted Aug. 12, 2013, at 9:48 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.

A group from Downeast, headed up by Shelbie Ross and Wendy Schoppee, will be participating in the 5k walk/run at the 2013 The Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston Maine, on October 12. The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, Maine.The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.One-hundred percent of funds raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center, allowing them to provide free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.

To aid in their fundraising efforts, the Dempsey’s Downeast Divas will be setting up shop on the Jail House lawn right next to the Court House parking lot during The Blueberry Festival. There will be kids games with prizes, raffles, and your chance to get your picture taken with the official life size cut out of Patrick Dempsey that is used in promoting this great event! Raffles include: 1 pottery clock, donated by Connie’s Clay of Fundy, 1 case of blueberries or cranberries, donated by Cherryfield Foods, 4 lobsters (some restrictions apply), donated by Mother Shucker’s Clam Shack,1 framed Downeast Maine scenic photo, donated by Peter Scoville, 1 Handmade quilt, donated by Shelbie Ross, 1 Handmade baby blanket, donated by Kim Bagley, 6 framed Attitude Photographs and 1 mini photo shoot (some restrictions apply), donated by Attitude Photograph, 1 hand painted picture, donated by Alicia Sprowl, $200 worth of Children’s Books, donated by Child’s Play, 1 Men’s “Dempsey Challenge” Vest, and

1 Women’s “Dempsey Challenge” Vest, and more could be added! All tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Come find us Saturday and Sunday during the Blueberry Festival and help us raise money for this important event to help fight cancer! For more information, or to join or donate to the team, log onto http://www.dempseychallenge.org/ and search for team Dempsey’s Downeast Divas.

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