MDA telethon raises money for hurricane victims

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon raised more than $3 million by late Sunday night in a unique edition of the annual event that benefits both the Muscular Dystrophy Association and victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The telethon, which started at 6 p.m. Sunday, ended Monday afternoon.

The telethon was aired locally on KFVS12, which reported pledges of more than $476,119, at least $40,000 more than last year's total.

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