Amgen expands StoryCorps oncology campaign with celebrity actor, preps for upcoming health equity stories
Actor Patrick Dempsey is best known for his role as Grey’s Anatomy brain surgeon “McDreamy,” but he’s also a longtime cancer care advocate — and an Amgen partner.
Dempsey founded the Dempsey Center in 2008 to honor his mother who had ovarian cancer, and around the same time, struck up an association with Amgen that continues today.
Dempsey began as an Amgen ambassador for its “Breakaway from Cancer” effort in 2007. Amgen then became a Dempsey Center partner and presenting sponsor of its major annual fundraiser — a run, walk or bike event called Dempsey Challenge that has raised $17 million to date to ensure the center’s cancer support and health services remain free.
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