on 09/29/2014 | 15:42
In his role on the popular hospital series “Grey’s Anatomy,” Patrick Dempsey saves lives episode after episode, even in the most desperate situations. The actor has apparently kept this thirst for action for his real life. In memory of his mother, who died of cancer, Patrick Dempsey once again organized a charity run.
This past Saturday was likely to have been particularly difficult for Patrick Dempsey: approximately half a year after the death of his mother Amanda, the 48-year-old became involved again for the first time in the “Dempsey Challenge,” a charity run that he started. Acquire cancer research. For the first time, Patrick Dempsey had to do without the support of his mother, for whom the star of the series had launched the event.
In March, Amanda Dempsey, who had had ovarian cancer since 1997, succumbed to her disease at the age of 79. But that is by no means a reason for Patrick Dempsey and his brothers to declare that their fight with cancer is over. “This year’s ‘Dempsey Challenge’ is very difficult without our mother, but it is in our hearts and minds,” Patrick Dempsey and his two sisters Mary and Alicia said in a statement to “Fox News.”
Patrick Dempsey: thousands of runners support the race
So Patrick Dempsey and his family should have been particularly pleased that last Saturday thousands of runners heeded their call and diligently collected money in 5K or 10K races. “To all the survivors, friends, patients and family who celebrated hope with us this weekend, we remember their strength,” said the heartthrob and his siblings, commenting on this great success. The money raised then went to the “Patrick Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing Cancer,” which the actor established in a hospital in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine.
With this commitment, Patrick Dempsey and his two sisters would have made their mother proud. Perhaps with this action you will save the lives of other patients.
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