In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, actor Patrick Dempsey, center, prepares to start the Survivor Walk with his mother, Amanda, right, and Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Award winner Laura Davis  in Lewiston, Maine, on the first day of the Dempsey Challenge.  The sixth Dempsey Challenge gets underway Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 without the woman who provided the inspiration for the fundraiser and a cancer center.  Amanda Dempsey passed away in March.  (AP Photo/Sun Journal, Amber Waterman) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother.

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