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.
2009 ushers in role changes for MDA's Dynamic Duo
Upon first seeing Billy Gilman and Luke Christie together, it’s impossible not to notice their special brand of camaraderie.
They ham it up, casting one-liners off each others’ remarks, their rapport and comedic timing guaranteed to get a laugh. Through their work for MDA, they’ve formed a bond of friendship, and more. In so many ways, they both enthuse, they’re like brothers.
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...
Featured in this article: Abbey Umali's travels ** VIPs at MDA headquarters ** Support Fill-the-Boot & Aisles of Smiles ** Harley-Davidson engines roar ** Partnership with Parade magazine ** A Night Under the Stars ** DIRECTV
Featured in this article: Billy Gilman as Youth Chairman ** MDA expands role on Capitol Hill ** Gift funds FSHD research center ** Luke Christie to serve as Harley-Davidson ambassador ** New California law to benefit Fill the Boot ** Shamrocks under way ** MDA writers receive awards ** Singers Bradley Walker, Calvin Ray Johnson honored