For 31 years Mary Dempsey has been a valuable resource at the Central Maine Medical Center. She has been intimately involved in the creation and development of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Following their mother’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer, a generous donation from Mary’s brother, Patrick, provided the initial funding for the center. Mary then worked to transform the center into a model of support, education and health promotion for the community.
As an assistant director and volunteer manager, Mary has played an integral role in managing and growing the Dempsey center’s volunteer program from three to 200 volunteers. She establishes and monitors policies and procedures for volunteer training and oversees volunteer-led programs. Mary is committed to continuing her own education to gain further knowledge of resources that may help the patients and families at the center.
Mary Dempsey exemplifies the mission of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing through her hard work and dedication to providing the best possible services and resources for patients and families dealing with cancer.
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- Corey Jacobson
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Jason Maxwell
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Marla Serwin
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen and Michael Keamy
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Tricia Ferguson, Mike Jones, and Kim Rock – Institution for Savings
- Jay Loeffler
- Kevin Campbell
- Brian N. Napolitano
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Pennies from Heaven
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Yovanny Fana
- Rhonda McGrail
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.