Telethon 2007: A Rousing Success!

by Christina Medvescek on Mon, 2007-10-01 09:16

Augie Nieto (left), a pioneer in the fitness equipment industry, and Mark Mastrov, chairman of 24 Hour Fitness,  present Jerry Lewis with a check representing contributions from the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

The 42nd Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon proved to be a tremendous success in raising funds for the battle against ALS and other neuromuscular diseases.

MDA’s ALS Division co-chairs Augie and Lynne Nieto, and their son Austin, were interviewed live on the broadcast, and were on hand to witness the final “tote” of $63.8 million in contributions and pledges.

Nearly $3 million more was raised than at last year’s Telethon – a powerful boost for MDA’s programs of research, services and information.

Christina Medvescek
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