At the end of the 21½-hour marathon show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, there were several very tired co-hosts and one very tired star, but all were wreathed in smiles.
Featured in this article: Jerry Lewis inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame ** myMDA is MDA's new online community ** Telethon 2008 DVD available ** New books by celebrities Nancy O'Dell, Tom Bergeron ** News about MDA National Goodwill Ambassadors Luke Christie, Ben Cumbo, Lauren Carter, Mattie Stepanek.
This Labor Day weekend, stars will gather in Las Vegas for the 44th Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Broadcast live from the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, the legendary show will reach out to millions of viewers around the world.
Featured in this article: Billy Gilman and Abbey Umali perform ** Special sunglasses for Augie's Quest ** ADA Act amended ** Abbey Umali serves second term as NGA ** Bill Gilman named MDA Celebrity Ambassador ** Luke Christie, former NGA, keeps busy ** MDA Art Collection exhibit ** Major League Baseball & 4♦ALS Awareness team ** Ace Young back on Idol TV.
At the Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 22, MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis received one of the Academy’s greatest honors — the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The award recognizes an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Past recipients include Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Bob Hope.
MDA events and accomplishments in 2008 confirm that the technological age most assuredly is upon us. And it brings with it blessings we could not have conceived even a short decade ago.