Patrick Dempsey Unveils Cancer Center in Maine

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If you thought Patrick Dempsey couldn't get any cooler, think again!

Patrick unveiled a cancer center in his name at the Central Maine Medical Center in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine, on Monday.

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, which opens March 31, will offer education and support for cancer patients and their families.

The handsome Grey's Anatomy star, 42, says he was inspired after his mother successfully overcame ovarian cancer at the hospital.

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"For a family to get a cancer diagnosis is devastating, and all the information out there can be overwhelming," the man behind Derek Shepherd said.

"A lot of the Web sites I went to just didn't have enough information."

Patrick Dempsey provided a seed grant for the center and will also take part in the center's public education campaign about cancer prevention and detection.

His sister, Mary, a hospital employee, will run the center.

Dempsey has been married to his lovely wife, Jillian Dempsey, since 1999. They have one-year-old twins, Darby and Sullivan, and a six-year-old daughter, Tallulah.

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a good guy and really cute! OMG!!!


A man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in Germany should be punished to the utmost extent of the law, Egypt's top cleric said on Monday as the woman was buried in her hometown. "The man who killed Marwa Sherbini, the Egyptian citizen in Germany, and wounded her husband Elwi Ali Okaz should receive the maximum punishment," Grand Imam Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi told the official MENA agency. "The killer is a terrorist who should receive severe punishment for what he has done, something that contradicts all the values of humanity, decency and religion," he said. Sherbini, 32, was killed in a court in the northern German city of Dresden on Wednesday shortly before she was to give evidence in an appeal lodged by her attacker. The 28-year-old attacker, identified only as Axel W. had been convicted and fined after calling her a "terrorist" for wearing the Islamic headscarf. According to the Egyptian press, Sherbini was three months pregnant when she was killed. She was laid to rest in her hometown of Alexandria in northern Egypt on Monday. Her husband, a researcher in genetic engineering who was reportedly shot by German police while trying to save his wife, is still in critical condition in hospital having also been stabbed by the assailant. Tantawi told MENA he hoped the killing of Sherbini, whom he described as a "martyr," would not negatively affect the dialogue between the West and Islam because it was "an isolated event."


wo wo wo wo!! hold on! to laura up there ^^ did you REALLY get a glimps of the scrum-dilly-um-shis Patrick Dempsey, if you did,, send a picture to me!!
love always Syd


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I think it's very good that stars can do things like this! My grandpa daid of Cancer.


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I had to include one more clip. Loved this clip because a woman reporter asked him if he needed a ride to the airport, it was hiliarious! Loved Patricks reaction!


He's such a good person! He is one of those rare guys who are perfect all together-- hes sweet, kind, helps others, doesnt get into stupid celebrity trouble, and, of course, is that cutest thing on earth! and thank you kathy for the great links yet again!


Kathy- you are always so great with the links!! Thank you!
Patrick is just such a Maine man. Down to earth. Giving. Just a REAL guy. How fantastic that his money and effort and his sister's effort will help so many people. Let's face it, almost everyone is effected by cancer in one way or another these days.


For a family to have the realization of having to deal with cancer is very tragic. i can attest to this personally,after seeing my mom go thru hell & back & knowing the outcome would be fatal,it brings a sense of joy & peace to know that someone we love to watch on telvevision could be so caring & loving & passionate about such a cause.Patrick , I dont know if you read these comments but if you do-i just want to say "i love you "for being such a passionate person& to help such a worthy cause!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.