TODAY Show: Joan with Patrick Dempsey at The Dempsey Challenge

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Joan Lunden

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Last week I traveled up to Maine so that I could attend The Dempsey Challenge, a run, walk and bike fundraising event held by The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing to raise money so their services can remain free! The Patrick Dempsey Center was founded by Patrick Dempsey (some of you may know him better as Mc. Dreamy) and his two sisters in honor of their mother who passed away from ovarian cancer. This year, The Dempsey Challenge drew in nearly 4,000 participants, raising more than $1.1 million! 

I sat down with Patrick for a special #PinkPowerToday story and we talked about his mother, Amanda's passion to give back after her cancer diagnosis and how important help centers (like The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing) can be to a community, family and individual before, during and after cancer treatment. Take a look: 

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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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