Sunday, September 2, 2012

MDA Telethon
September 2, 2012 at 8 pm

Sunday, September 2, 2012
at 8 pm EST
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We are grateful for the years of dedication and the contributions Jerry Lewis has made to fight Muscular Dystrophy. To Jerry and his kids.

To make a donation, 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
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.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (PBS)

Abbey Umali - Jerry Lewis
MDA Telethon Collection

Abbey Umali Opens the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

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