Actor Patrick Dempsey doubles down on his Amgen collaborations to raise cancer awareness, this time with a StoryCorps campaign.

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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