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3 years 2 months ago

MDA Telethon brings in more money than last year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Muscular Dystrophy Association officials say this year's telethon garnered nearly $61.5 million in contributions. MDA Vice President Jim Brown says Sunday night's program gained almost $2.6 million more than last year's total. The live broadcast was held without comedian Jerry Lewis, who has ended...

3 years 2 months ago

MDA asks USA for $1 more in telethon

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Despite missing its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans for at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it raised last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon. This year's revamped fundraiser plans to trot out as...

4 years 3 months ago

Lance Armstrong joins anti-cancer telethon

Lance Armstrong, Robin Roberts and Michael C. Hall are among the celebrities affected by cancer who are set to appear in a TV fundraiser next month. "Stand Up to Cancer" announced a lineup that will include other actors, athletes and musicians who have faced the illness, including Maura Tierney,...

4 years 9 months ago

Celebrities unite to help Haiti in telethon

Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful note, with a buoyant call for Haiti's revival by native son, Wyclef Jean....

4 years 10 months ago

Star power helps garner more Haiti donations

Telethons tend to occur almost as suddenly as the catastrophic events that make them necessary. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, actor George Clooney helped to organize "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which took place only days after the attacks and raised more than $100 million for...

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