WOOLWICH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Almost everyone participating in the Dempsey Challenge has his or her own story of a person they're walking, running or riding for. This year's top fundraising team has been particularly inspired. Angela Black of Bath planned to walk with her team, "Team Angela," just as she had every time since the Dempsey Challenge began. But this year, her friends and family will be walking in her memory. Black succumbed to breast cancer on August 16.
Black's friends say she was a fighter. A single mom of a now 23-year old son, she fought stage 4 breast cancer for 5 1/2 years, never asking for pity. Her friend, Bonnie Novak, said, "She worked 40 hours a week at BIW. She would take her Wednesday afternoons, she'd get her chemo, go back to work on Thursday, and then work Saturday to make up her time. That's just the kind of person she was."