Featured in this article: Honors for Luke ** Augie Nieto receives national recognition ** Pussycat Dolls promote ALS battle ** Virtual duffers enjoy Jerry Lewis Online Open ** Empire State Building lights up for MDA ** 'Love Network' station helps recover wheelchair
Comic legend and MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis once again led the MDA Labor Day Telethon to a new record, raising $65,031,393 to beat last year’s total by $1.2 million. The Telethon star expressed humility and gratitude — but not surprise — at the American public’s generosity, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and the threat of Hurricane Gustav on the Gulf...
Telethon 2008 promises entertainment galore
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
The 43rd Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon returns this Labor Day with 21½ jam-packed hours of all-star entertainment, humor, and information about important research and medical advances in MDA’s battle against muscle-wasting diseases.
At MDA we often say that when one Labor Day Telethon is over, it’s time to begin preparations for the next one. That’s certainly been the case for our 43rd Telethon, now only a few short days away.
The Telethon is an American tradition — an unbeatable combination of entertainment, information about research and first-person accounts by individuals and families sharing what it’s like to live with...
MDA has an Ace in celebrity supporter
Singer, Grammy-nominated songwriter and actor Ace Young has a notable repertoire of philanthropy for his 27 years. Now he’s added MDA to the list of charitable endeavors he wants to help.
Breaking records, saving lives
IAFF President Harold Schaitberger
Featured in this issue: Howell receives award ** flu shots ** Jerry Lewis named top celebrity ** Personal Achievement Awards ** Wings Over Wall Street ** Tradition of Hope Gala ** Nieto publishes book ** Holiday donations to MDA ** New annual report