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Moe Garvey, second from left, from Lawrence, Mass., gets her photo taken with Patrick Dempsey at a rest stop along Kittyhawk Avenue in Auburn, Maine, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. More than 1,100 cyclists were taking part in Sunday's fundraising bicycle rides. Dempsey, who plays the character Dr. McDreamy on TV's "Grey's Anatomy," launched the Dempsey Challenge following the experience of his 77-year-old mother's battles with ovarian cancer. (AP Photo/The Lewiston Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)
Moe Garvey, second from left, from Lawrence, Mass., gets her photo taken with Patrick Dempsey at a rest stop along Kittyhawk Avenue in Auburn, Maine, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. More than 1,100 cyclists were taking part in Sunday's fundraising bicycle rides. Dempsey, who plays the character Dr. McDreamy on TV's "Grey's Anatomy," launched the Dempsey Challenge following the experience of his 77-year-old mother's battles with ovarian cancer. (AP Photo/The Lewiston Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)
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(AP) Patrick Dempsey's bicycling, running and walking fundraiser in western Maine to raise money for his cancer center has netted more than $1 million.


Nearly 4,000 participants took part in the fifth annual Dempsey Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, raising $1.1 million for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The final tally is expected to grow to more than $1.2 million.


More than 1,100 cyclists rode routes ranging from 10 to 100 miles on Sunday, with the actor making an appearance during the event's closing ceremony.


Dempsey, a native of Buckfield, plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on TV's "Grey's Anatomy." He launched the Dempsey Challenge after his mother's experience with cancer. He founded the Dempsey Center in 2008.


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