Sunday, September 4, 2011

MDA Telethon
September 4th at 6 PM to Midnight
Help Jerry's Kids

New Date and Time:
Sunday, September 4th, between 6 pm to midnight. 

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On 5/16/2011, Jerry Lewis announced his retirement as host of the annual MDA Telethon. Lewis has hosted the telethon since 1966 and will make his final appearance on  September 4, 2011. He will continue to serve MDA as the National Chairman. 

We are grateful for the years of dedication and the contributions Jerry Lewis has made to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

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click the link for MDA.

Where Telethon Dollars Go
The Telethon is the single most important fundraising event of the year for MDA. Funds raised help the Association carry on its fight against muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases, including a worldwide program of basic and applied research, a nationwide network of comprehensive medical and support services, and extensive professional and public education. Children and adults with muscle-damaging diseases benefit directly from dollars raised during the Telethon.

Strolling through the Archives of MDA
Early MDA telethon, mid-1960s.

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
Reunion on the MDA Telethon
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis reunite after twenty years on the 1976 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon. Frank Sinatra surprises Jerry by bringing on Dean and then some nervous and hilarious clowning between the two ensue. This is followed by a medley of American Standards by Dean and Frank. In two parts, this is the complete segment of the reunion. An important and historic piece of entertainment history.

Sammy and Jerry Friendship
from 1987 MDA Telethon

A Dedication to Mattie Stepanek (7/17/90-6/22/04)
Mattie Stepanek was a 13 year old boy who had a rare form
of muscular dystrophy. He was a poet, a peacemaker, and a hero.
The song is "He Was Just Like Me" was written and recorded by
Mattie's friend Madison Cross in memory of him.

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click the link for the
MDA website.

MDA Tribute to Ed McMahon (1923 – 2009)

Muscular Dystrophy Association (PBS)

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Abbey Umali Sings "For Good" on the 
2009 MDA Labor Day Telethon

Abbey Umali - Jerry Lewis
MDA Telethon Collection

2009 MDA Telethon finale,
“You’ll never walk alone”

Abbey Umali Opens the
2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

2010 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon
Final Total and Ending

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click the link for the
MDA website.

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