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... more »
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... more »
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,... more »
Some of country music's biggest stars have performed and answered phones at a telethon to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee.
Country music singers Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and the group Lady Antebellum were among those performing during Sunday's telethon, which aired live... more »
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.... more »
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... more »
MTV is joining the major broadcast networks and several cable channels for an all-star telethon for Haitian earthquake relief on Friday, Jan. 22.
A statement released by MTV Networks on Friday said "Hope for Haiti" will be shown at 8 p.m. ET.
Networks showing the telethon are ABC,... more »