‘Surfer bums’ enter brutal cross-country cycling race to raise funds for ALS research
Many fundraising events for Augie’s Quest (MDA’s aggressive ALS research initiative) tend to be glamorous galas attracting high-profile socialites to genteel settings.
There was nothing genteel about the fundraiser that began June 20 as part of Race Across America (RAAM). It’s one of the toughest endurance events in the world. Cyclists – usually 250 or so, solo or in teams – race 3,000 miles from...
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.
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.
Featured in this article: Mattie's park ** Jeni Stepanek earns doctorate ** MDA Advocacy team on web ** Fitness clubs in ALS fight ** Ace Young's new CD ** Chats, equipment loan closet, and MDA's Art Collection in demand.