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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