In March, 2015, MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, announced that the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving have made this the right time for the organization to move beyond its historic Labor Day telethon. It will discontinue production of a broadcast telethon effective this year.
MDA’s first Labor Day weekend telethon was broadcast in 1966 on a single New York station and went on to become the most successful fundraising event in the history of television. The real stars on the broadcast have always been the MDA families who have graciously agreed to open their homes and hearts to America and tell their stories of strength. With Jerry Lewis at the helm over 2 billion dollars was raised for MDA.
Thirty-Nine years ago we began our quest to help end Muscular Dystrophy.
Our MDA Labor Day weekend tradition continues!!
Many things have changed over the years of our Labor Day weekend event for MDA, but one thing will never change - the desire and commitment to continue the race to find cures for the forty three neuromuscular diseases such as Duchene and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
With your support, MDA can continue to provide orthopedic appliances, free clinic visits, youth Summer camp sessions, support groups, and hope through neuromuscular research.
Hope is probably one of the noblest of human spirits. Those battling Muscular Dystrophy have many dreams for the future. Your support can help provide the hope, and make those dreams a reality.
Please join our 39th year of caring, stop by and drop a donation in our Famous Fishbowl, and help us reach our $20,000 goal! And if you can't join us in person, please join our MDA Telethon Team by making a donation online today.
Thank you for being an essential part of our efforts, for your continued generosity, and for caring!
The Tolman Family