Dempsey Challenge - Jens Voigt to Participate October 1-2, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016


Jens Voigt to Participate in the Dempsey Challenge, October 1 – 2

LEWISTON, ME [August 25, 2016] – The Dempsey Center is proud to announce former professional cyclist, Jens Voigt, will participate in the 2016 Dempsey Challenge. This will be Voigt’s first year
riding in the Challenge as he takes on the 140+ mile, Two-Day Ride presented by L.L. Bean. The Two-Day Ride features great climbing, and stunning views through Maine’s countryside and coast.

Jens Voigt accomplished many feats during his 18-year professional career. Some of his professional highlights include winning the Criterium International five times, as well as two Tour de France stage victories. In 2014, Voigt broke the hour record, making him the oldest cyclist, and first German, to ever hold the record. Voigt is a fan favorite because of his exciting riding style, and articulate manner with the public and media.

It’s an honor that Voigt has chosen to participate in, and support, The Dempsey Challenge.

The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience for The Dempsey Center in Lewiston, Maine. The 2016 Dempsey Challenge will take place on October 1 & 2 in Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston, Maine.

Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center -- a leader in Quality of Life care for individuals and families impacted by cancer. The Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic, and integrated approach to cancer prevention, education and support.


Amgen has been the Dempsey Challenge presenting sponsor since the inaugural event in 2009. Amgen created the national Breakaway from Cancer® initiative in 2005 as a complementary component
to its sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California. The initiative

is designed to increase awareness of the important resources available to cancer patients from prevention to education, and patient care to advocacy and financial support. www.

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