Telethon appearances

Telethon 2010 pulls out all the stops in a winning show

posted on October 1, 2010 - 3:02pm
From the moment the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon began, the spotlight was on Jerry’s Kids. For the first time ever, the Telethon was opened by a child, MDA National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali. Backed by a dynamic new Telethon set, 11-year-old Abbey began with a warm welcome and an enthusiastic appeal for viewers to donate — and the phones lit up.

'One of the best'

posted on November 1, 2005 - 9:34am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
With Americans avid to help those hard hit by Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon did double duty. Airing frequent appeals for viewers to make pledges both to the fight against neuromuscular diseases and to hurricane relief efforts, the 40th annual Labor Day weekend broadcast brought in $54.9 million in pledges and contributions. Star Jerry Lewis declared the show “one of the...