Oct. 8, 2011. 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 Associated Press)
Thousands of runners took part Saturday in the sixth Dempsey Challenge, the first time the cancer support fundraiser in honor of Patrick Dempsey's mother has been held since her death.
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