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...
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.