The Jerry Lewis Telethon Raises $63,759,478 for The Muscular Dystrophy Association
Your Business Blogger’s misspent youth involved a number of all-nighters in college.
No, not studying.
So if the night was to be wasted and the students wasted, then it was thought that perhaps it all could be done for a good cause.
We put on a dance marathon, the first Superdance, to raise money at ODU (aka Over Dose University). Back in the day, we raised some $14,000 for The Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry’s Kids.
Maybe it wasn’t such a waste of time.
It is not too late to make a pledge. Our family did.
It was easier than dancing all night.
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 3, 2007 — Jerry Lewis today made good on his annual promise to raise at least “one dollar more” for the fight against muscular dystrophy.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 42nd Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon set a record of $63,759,478 in contributions and pledges, which will fund research, services and information for people with any of the neuromuscular diseases under MDA’s umbrella.
“I’m deeply grateful for the incredible generosity and support of the American public,” MDA National Chairman and Telethon star Jerry Lewis said. “Each year they outdo themselves in supporting our quest for cures for diseases that steal the strength — and the lives — of ‘my kids.’”