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July 17, 2018

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Actor’s cancer fundraiser drawing to a conclusion in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine — The two-day cancer fundraiser created by actor Patrick Dempsey is drawing to a conclusion in Maine.

The forecast called for overcast skies and temperatures topping 70 for Sunday's cycling events.

The former "Grey's Anatomy" star and Maine native created the bike-and-run Dempsey Challenge to raise money for a cancer center created in 2008 in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

The Dempsey Center aims to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer. Dempsey tells the Sun Journal ( ) that he firmly believes in the services like yoga, acupuncture, massage and Reiki.

Dempsey says, "With all the technology and breakthroughs we've had, you can't beat the human touch."