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Patrick Dempsey will be at 24 Hours of Le Mans for Sick Childrens

Written by Gaby Varji   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 20:24
Patrick Dempsey

The actor Patrick Dempsey, who plays the doctor Shepherd on the hit TV series "Gray's Anatomy ', discovered on Wednesday the great circuit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari, which will participate for the benefit of sick childrens.

"It's a great honor for me to participate in this race that is part of the history of motorsport and that made me dream when I was a kid," said the actor.

"It will be an added motivation, at every turn, running for this good cause and to help children," he added, alluding to his participation in the patronage of the Heart Surgery Foundation (MCC).

The goal of Operation "Racing for Children 'at Le Mans, is to raise 50,000 euros to fund at least five cases of children suffering from cardiac malformations, said Patrice Roinette, founder of MCC ten years ago.

"Patrick is taking the race car very seriously and is highly concentrated so that, like Paul Newman at the time," said Joe Foster, the actor who shared with the number 81 Ferrari F430.

Dempsey Foster and run regularly in the United States Grand Am championship, driving a Mazda, and used to support a children's hospital in Seattle. It is his first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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