LEWISTON, Maine — Patrick Dempsey and L-A Harley-Davidson have invited motorcyclists to join them on a benefit ride Saturday, May 18.

The event is set up to raise money for the Dempsey Center, an organization that helps people manage the impact of cancer on their lives.

"The reason we're successful is because of the community that supports us and makes it possible.", says Dempsey.

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The new Maine State Police motorcycle unit also participated in the ride.

The ride on May 18 will be the first annual Dempsey Center benefit ride.

The Dempsey Center was founded in 2008 in honor of Dempsey's late mother.

Motorcyclists at the Dempsey Center Benefit Ride in Lewiston at L-A Harley

Registration starts at 9 a.m., and kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. for a police-escorted ride to the coast. Riders can expect to be back at L-A Harley-Davidson around 1:30 p.m. for food, drinks, and music by the L-A Harley Band.

The event is expected to last until 4 p.m.

To learn more about the Dempsey Center, click here.