Show Dr. McDreamy some love, and help people here in Maine who are battling cancer!

The 15th Annual Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, is almost here. Saturday, September 23rd, people from all over the world will come together and participate in this event to make life better for people who are living with cancer.

This in-person event located in Lewiston, features a 5K/10K run, walk, and ride events on Saturday, September 23rd.

The Dempsey Challenge 2023, will offer both local and global options to meet you where you are!

In the afternoon, everyone will come together to honor cancer survivors with the 15th Annual Survivor Walk, recognize the 2023 Amanda Dempsey Award winner and celebrate the top fundraisers at the Fundraising Award ceremony.

Organizers with the Dempsey Center hope to raise $1.5 million for the center.

Find out all the details at their website

In 1997, Patrick Dempsey's mother, Amanda, was diagnosed with cancer, and when she passed in 2014, he helped start the Patrick Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Since 2009, when Dempsey introduced the first Dempsey Challenge, it has raised over $18 million dollars over the years.

Dempsey was born in Lewiston and grew up in the nearby towns of Turner and Buckfield. He, of course, is best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy, and has been in quite a few hit movies over the years, including "Scream 3", "Sweet Home Alabama", and my personal favorite, "Can't Buy Me Love."

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