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.
Featured in this issue: Howell receives award ** flu shots ** Jerry Lewis named top celebrity ** Personal Achievement Awards ** Wings Over Wall Street ** Tradition of Hope Gala ** Nieto publishes book ** Holiday donations to MDA ** New annual report
When you tune in to the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Sept. 4-5, you’ll join nearly 50 million viewers nationwide.
While that number is impressive, there’s another figure that’s also remarkable and just as vital to the success of the Telethon: 189.
That’s the number of television stations that make up MDA’s one-of-a-kind “Love Network” — stations across the country that will broadcast the...
It's been more than a year since best-selling poet, peacemaker and MDA spokesman Mattie J.T. Stepanek died.
Although Mattie lost his battle with mitochondrial myopathy on June 22, 2004, just shy of his 14th birthday, in the midst of his third term as National Goodwill Ambassador, he still is an ambassador for MDA...
Telethon videos provide updates on the lives of former National Goodwill Ambassadors Sarah Schwegel, Ben Cumbo, Mike Neufeldt and Ben Teraberry
Six to be profiled on MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH
MDA's annual Labor Day weekend telecast is coming right up.
Renamed MDA SHOW of STRENGTH, this three-hour entertainment special will have a new look, feel and format — for details, see MDA Show of Strength.
Six individuals have been selected to help tell viewers about life with neuromuscular disease. (Note: Click on photos to expand; rollover for cutline...
Entertainment, inspiration and information in an exciting new format
Kicked off with the electrifying song “This Is Love” by Grammy-winning artist will.i.am, the all-new MDA SHOW of STRENGTH presented three hours of prime-time entertainment while raising awareness of MDA’s research and services missions, its sponsors and the people it serves. The show, which aired Sunday Sept. 2 and featured local segments produced by MDA’s “Love Network” stations, redefined the...
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.
Telethon 2010 pulls out all the stops in a winning show
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.