Grey's Anatomy Cast Hosts Benefit

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James Pickens, Jr. & Chandra Wilson
The Grey's Anatomy cast used its star power for an important cause over the weekend, hosting the annual benefit for the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica, Calif.

Ellen Pompeo said it was nice to be able to give back.

"We get so much attention lately, just for the show, and I don't know if any of us feel worth of how much attention we're getting. So we all jump at the chance to come out and do something positive," Pompeo told Access Hollywood.

The center treats sexual assault victims and their families, trains police, prosecutors, medical and mental health staff on how to treat rape victims, and provides sexual assault prevention education programs.

"The goal is to quickly deliver vital information law enforcement officers need in the critical early stages of an investigation," Attorney General Bill Lockyer said. "The sooner we identify a suspect, the sooner the victims know their attackers are off the the street, and our communities become safer."

Access Hollywood's Laura Saltman spent the morning with the stellar cast, and despite the serious nature of the event, she couldn't resist trying to get some dirt out of somebody.

Ellen Pompeo & Sandra Oh

She was warned by publicists early on, however, that Pompeo and Sandra Oh (left) would only talk about the event.

Understandable. When the gossip sleuth told Ellen how amazing it was that the cast members took time out of their schedules to be there, Pompeo again said she is grateful for the opportunity.

If that doesn't tell you she's a reluctant celebrity, nothing does.

The boys were much more talkative about the show, although T.R. Knight did say that the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, is pretty adamant about them not leaking any information out. Tell us something we don't know! Below are some more pics from the event. Click to enlarge them, as well as the ones above. Note the presence of the newest cast member, Eric Dane (a.k.a. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan), along with the rest of the gang.

Grey's Anatomy Cast Hosts Benefit
Eric Dane & Actress Rebecca Gayheart
Five Handsome Grey's Anatomy Stars

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."