Patrick Dempsey Joins The Peloton Project as Executive Producer; Actor to Executive Produce Documentary that Chronicles Cancer Journeys Through 2,500-Mile Bike Ride

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Actor Patrick Dempsey has signed on as Executive Producer of The Peloton Project, a documentary film that will follow the lives of nearly 40 cyclists as they prepare to take on this year’s Cancervive Peloton Project. The Cancervive Peloton Project, aimed at ambassadorship of cancer survivors and awareness of their issues, is a 10-day bike ride that features a group of nearly 40 cyclists in pelotons of six, cycling relay style 24 hours a day. On October 2nd, the Peloton team will embark on a 2,500-mile journey from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Lewiston, Maine, where they will participate in the Dempsey Challenge, an annual fundraising event for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.

Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a young woman who has just been diagnosed. The Peloton Project Film will look closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead. The film will demonstrate the similarities in the journey of the cyclists and the journey of a cancer patient, all demonstrating a commitment to move forward—sometimes charging, sometimes crawling, but finding the strength to advance on the journey.

"I am very excited to be part of something that is so near to my heart: cancer support and cycling,” said Dempsey. “The Peloton Project will share a very important story with the world."

Dempsey joins Director Ramsey Tripp, Owner of Trade-mark R Productions in Lewiston, Maine, and Producer, Laura Davis, Partner at Rinck Advertising in Auburn, Maine, as the team leading the charge for the film. Davis is a four-time cancer survivor and won the 2011 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor award for her involvement in community outreach and for demonstrating a passion for helping others with cancer.

For more information about the Peloton Project, and to get involved and contribute, please visit the following link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trademarkr/the-peloton-project-film. To schedule an interview with the film’s Director and/or Producer, please contact Ramsey Tripp by phone at 207-756-4515 or email to rt@trademarkr.tv or contact Laura Davis by phone at 207-755-9470 or email to laura@rinckadvertising.com.

About The Peloton Project Film 
The Cancervive Peloton Project is an annual 9-day bike excursion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which features a group of 30 riders in pelotons of six, cycling relay style 24 hours a day. The event is aimed at ambassadorship of cancer survivors and awareness of their issues. In 2012, the riders are leaving from Wellspring Calgary and will cycle to Lewiston, Maine to participate in The Dempsey Challenge weekend October 13-14, 2012. The Peloton Project Film is a documentary that will follow the lives of the participating cyclists. Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a young woman who has just been diagnosed. The Peloton Project Film will look closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead. For more information, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trademarkr/the-peloton-project-film.

About The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing 
Founded in March, 2008, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing strives to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer by providing free support, education, integrative medicine, outreach and prevention. The Dempsey Center is an integral part of Central Maine Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as affiliated clinics in Rumford, Bridgton and Brunswick, Maine. Philanthropic sources and The Dempsey Challenge fundraising event allow the Dempsey Center to provide vital cancer support services at no charge. For more information, please visit http://www.dempseycenter.org.

About The Dempsey Challenge 
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is an annual run, walk and cycling fundraising event in Lewiston, Maine, which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The two-day experience integrates the passion and support of those impacted by cancer with the hospitality of the community. The Dempsey Challenge provides a rewarding experience and unprecedented value to participants and partners. For more information, please visit http://www.dempseychallenge.org.

About The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta 
The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta (Cancervive) is a non-profit organization established to raise awareness and support for Canadian Cancer Survivors and their families. Completely volunteer based, one hundred percent of all donated funds are directed to their benefactor and partner - the Wellspring network of cancer support centers. For more information, please visit http://www.cancervive.ca.

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