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Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon: Gwendolyn Is Heading To Hollywood :)

September 04, 2010 by Bill Strong

We're excited and honored to have been invited by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for an on-air family interview during this year's Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon this Labor Day weekend.Few television traditions in America are as popular as the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon or have had such an indelible impact on a disease group. The 21-hour, star-studded variety show simultaneously entertains, informs and raises funds for MDAs vital services and research programs.First broadcast over Labor Day weekend in 1966 by a lone TV station in New York City, the unique event starring popular comedian Jerry Lewis quickly caught the publics attention and raised more than $1 million in pledges. Now, more than 40 years later, the show will be broadcast by more than 170 MDA Love Network stations, assisted by approximately 250,000 volunteers across the country. Nearly 40 million people will see the show this weekend and last year the Telethon raised over $60 million dollars. Pretty incredible.

The southern/central California Telethon will be broadcast live on KCAL 9 from Sunday, September 5th at 6:00pm through Monday, September 6th at 5:00pm. We're heading to the studio in Hollywood on Sunday, September 5th and our family interview is scheduled for 7:45 p.m on Sunday. We're not 100% certain, but we think it will be live or very close to live if you are around on Sunday night this Labor Day weekend -- we're just hoping that Gwendolyn will be able to stay awake that late...

Here's to raising awareness and funding!

Talk About It

TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!
Posted by Dorothy on 2010-09-04 17:49:41
Alyssa is going to be on the Jerry Lewis Telethon as well in MIchigan on Monday at 8:40am! We are so excited! Wishing you luck!!!!! Raising awareness and funds to find a cure is our life passion....lets CURE SMA!
Posted by Lynsi Welsh on 2010-09-04 18:11:59
wooo hoo!!
Posted by Jennifer Garner on 2010-09-04 19:01:25
I hope you're DVR'ing it, or that they'll send you a link or a DVD of your segment. I SO want to see this!
Posted by Cass on 2010-09-04 21:17:04
WTG Gwendolyn! Can't wait to see the recorded video. Smile on the cam baby smile
Posted by Jhari on 2010-09-04 22:07:33
AWESOME news guys!! You guys will create SO much awareness this is great!! Hugs, Melanie,Jason and our angel Emersyn xoxo
Posted by Melanie and Jason Klomp on 2010-09-05 07:39:54
Is there a web link to watch the show on the internet? Break a leg!
Posted by Holly on 2010-09-05 09:37:02
That is awesome! Have a wonderful time!
Posted by Shelley on 2010-09-05 09:58:02
FANTASTIC! Can't wait to watch.....hopefully Miss G will be mezmorized by all the hoopla of Hollywood and stay awake just a little longer!! Be well... Lisa wink
Posted by Lisa Prokopetz on 2010-09-05 13:41:51
We are watching ... 7:50 ... hope we didn't miss you.We will be so sad if we did.Thinking of you and sending you love.
Posted by Zoey's mom on 2010-09-05 19:53:06
We are watching here in Calgary too, hope we haven't missed you!! I know you will do amazing and touch so many peoples lives!
Posted by Emma on 2010-09-05 20:07:02
You Guys were amazing last night - You two presented yourselves and your mission with such clarity -- and then Gwendolyn really drove the message home - It was compelling and impacting and most assuredly helped raise more funds with your presence. Congratulations on another job well done! (Cudos from my mother too who saw you and said," They are FABULOUS and Gwendolyn is SO cute!")
Posted by Julie Brennan on 2010-09-06 15:20:33
We were coming home from an out of town wedding and missed it. I hope they sent you home with a copy you can post on here for us to see. Very exciting. --Mari
Posted by Mari aka "Thorney" on 2010-09-07 00:03:37
I got 2 watch my tape of your TV appearance on Sunday U were so good at explaining SMA and 'lil Gee was adorable........as ever!!
Posted by Auntie Weez on 2010-09-09 09:44:38

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