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.
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...
Building something together
Walk into almost any Lowe’s home improvement store between Feb. 15 and March 17, and the first thing you see may be dazzling displays of green and gold adorning the walls. Since 2001, the hardware giant has partnered with MDA in selling Shamrocks Against Dystrophy mobiles, to bring hope and help to people affected by neuromuscular diseases across the country.
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