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
Breaking records, saving lives
IAFF President Harold Schaitberger
May is ALS Awareness Month
As part of the 16th annual national ALS Awareness Month, MDA offices across the country are holding special events in May to raise awareness and educate the public about ALS and MDA’s worldwide leadership in the search for a cure.
Luke Christie once again takes the reins as MDA National Goodwill Ambassador
Wow! What a year for Luke Christie of Due West, S.C.! Since his nationwide introduction on the 2005 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, Luke, 13, has captured the hearts of millions of Americans while serving as MDA's National Goodwill Ambassador.