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Patrick Dempsey's bicycling-running-walking fundraiser in Maine raises $1.1M for cancer center
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
Patrick Dempsey's bicycling, running and walking fundraiser in western Maine to raise money for his cancer center has netted more than $1 million.
More than 1,100 cyclists rode routes ranging from 10 to 100 miles on Sunday, with the actor making an appearance during the event's closing ceremony.
Dempsey, a native of Buckfield, plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on TV's "Grey's Anatomy." He launched the Dempsey Challenge after his mother's experience with cancer. He founded the Dempsey Center in 2008.