MDA Telethon Raises $61.5 Million Sans Jerry Lewis

2011 MDA Telethon

Jerry? Jerry who? Jerry Lewis is out, but the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Labor Day Telethon went on — and it had what the MDA is calling its best showing since 2008.

Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon 2010 Raises $58.4 Million

Despite the struggling economy, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon was able to raise $58.9 million, officials say. The totals were down from $60.5 million last year and a record $65 million in 2008. The 45th annual telethon broadcast from the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas on Labor Day Monday and reached some 40 million…

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