2012 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award


Amgen Breakaway from CancerThanks for your interest in nominating someone for the 2012 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award. Nominees will be based on the criteria below.

Basic Criteria for Nominee:

  • Individual lives and/or ‘helps others’ in the Central Maine Region
  • Individual is a Cancer survivor
  • Individual demonstrates passion for helping others diagnosed with cancer
  • Individual is actively involved in community outreach
  • Individual inspires others by their demonstrated passion

Please see below for a sample nomination of 2011 winner, Laura Davis

Nomination deadline: Noon on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Award recipient contacted: Monday, Sep. 28, 2012

If you would like more information on Breakaway from Cancer, please visit www.breakawayfromcancer.com

Nomination Form: The Amanda Dempsey Award Presented by Amgen Breakaway from Cancer

If you prefer to submit your nomination by mail or fax, please send to:

Samantha Brooks
Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Questions? brookssa@cmhc.org
Fax: (207) 755.5872

Sample nomination

Laura Davis is a seven-time cancer survivor. She is involved with the American Cancer Association and she served six years on the board of Maine Cancer Foundation. Laura says “You can have cancer, but it can not have you.”

She co-founded a local advertising agency and has donated thousands of dollars of direct and in-kind support to organizations that address cancer in our community.  She started working with the Dempsey Challenge in 2010, helping to promote the Dempsey Challenge event.  Laura also initiated the “I Hate Cancer” movement; creating T-Shirts for the 2010 Dempsey Challenge. She has given a lot to our local community; she is an inspiration to others.