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Patrick Dempsey to Hold Cancer Fundraiser

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Patrick Dempsey has announced plans for a 100-mile bike trek fundraiser for the cancer center that bears his name at Central Maine Medical Center.

The Grey's Anatomy star, a Maine native who plays the hunky neurosurgeon known as Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, on ABC's medical drama, was in his native Lewiston, Maine, on Monday to promote the bike ride and 5-kilometer walk/run planned for October.

The event will benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, which opened last spring. The actor has provided a $250,000 donation to the center.

Dempsey was born in Lewiston and grew up in the Turner-Buckfield area. He currently owns a home in Harpswell, on the state's coast, where his mom also lives.

Patrick Dempsey Rides His Bike

Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey is an avid cyclist and auto racer.

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    I am riding 100 miles in this...Anyone who wants to donate http://tinyurl.com/cwlo5f Donation of $20 or more gets you an entry to win my autographed picture of Patrick that he signed when I met him in June.

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    OMG! His package looks promising .... xD My eyes can't go away !

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    it`s very nice from him.. everyone are so cute!
    happy new year friends!! thanks for give us such a great show every week! love you!

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    He continues to tug at my heart with all the good he does and the kindness he shows for so many people! What a guy! I just love him! He just keeps getting "McDreamier"!

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    Maybe I should start running or bike.

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    Not just dreamy but kind hearted!