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JERRY LEWIS


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JERRY LEWIS Obituary
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and national chairman Jerry Lewis.

MDA would not be the organization it is today were it not for Jerry's enthusiasm and tireless efforts on behalf of "his kids." Jerry's efforts on the MDA telethon transformed the broadcast into an American tradition each Labor Day weekend for 45 years.

MDA and the families we serve will always be grateful for the thousands of hours Jerry dedicated through the telethon, which provided MDA with a platform to honor and acknowledge our longtime corporate partners and educate the American public who generously donated millions of dollars for unparalleled research and services.

Jerry's love, passion and brilliance are woven throughout this organization, which he helped build from the ground up.

In the last year, the MDA family has witnessed remarkable progress, with an unprecedented three new drugs approved for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. This would not have been possible without Jerry's leadership and the indelible impact he had on neuromuscular disease research.

Thank you, Jerry. You are our hero.

God bless you.

We send our deepest condolences to the entire Lewis family.

With love and gratitude,
MDA Board of Directors and the entire MDA family.
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