Cancer charity work.

In this recent interview with Good Morning America, Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, talks about how his mother's six-year battle with ovarian cancer has influenced him to help raise awareness and funds for cancer charities. Check out the video interview below:

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