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I’m sending a huge “thanks” to Grass Valley for its generous support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Labor Day weekend! Because of your help, our MDA Telethon raised a record $58,276,118 in contributions and pledges.

It was heartwarming to see people across the country – from celebrities to unsung heroes – coming together to help families affected by neuromuscular diseases. As our nation marks the first anniversary of Sept. 11, it’s clear that we remain true to our most cherished values.

I want to thank you not only for calling in pledges to the Telethon broadcast on KMAX, Channel 31, but for supporting MDA programs throughout the year, including Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales, MDA Lock-Ups, and Fill-the-Boot drives by fire fighters.



Your support makes it possible for MDA to keep the engines running at full speed on worldwide research seeking treatments and cures. We’ve made so many significant gains in recent years! Besides research, your donations fund other vital programs, including some 230 clinics, help with medical equipment and – the favorite of “my kids” – summer camp.

Grass Valley, you’re the best! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!




Jerry Lewis

national chairman

Muscular Dystrophy Association


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