Jerry Lewis

New, shorter format attracts top acts, viewers and donations

posted on October 1, 2011 - 9:46am
With a winning combination of top talent, generous sponsors, groundbreaking research updates and heartfelt appeals from families facing devastating muscle diseases, the 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon proved quite popular with the American public. The 2011 Telethon raised more than $61.5 million — $2.6 million more than last year’s total and the highest since the recession began in 2008. The...
posted on October 1, 2009 - 10:50am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Tom Bergeron 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.
posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:41pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
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.
posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:35pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Gerald C. Weinberg
posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:11pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
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.
posted on April 1, 2009 - 2:57pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
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.
posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:01am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
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
posted on September 1, 2008 - 9:15am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
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...