Donate for Muscular Dystrophy Disorder

The MDA Labor Day, previously known as The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is set to happen this Sunday from 6 pm to midnight.

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that weakens the muscles that help the body move. People with MD have incorrect or missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles.

It is an annual telethon event in the United States to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

It is done during the U.S. Labor Day.

So better Tune in for an all-new Telethon experience!
Sunday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m. to midnight!

This year is the 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon and it is getting ready to squeeze more than 20 hours of entertainment, awareness-building and fundraising into six prime-time hours starting Sunday night, Sept. 4.

So for the shorter show, the most expected to draw more viewers in its prime-time slot, will go fast-paced and sure jam-packed with top-notch entertainment.

In addition, each hour of the local Telethon will feature two local segments of seven and eight minutes each.

What is MDA?
Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles. Because the condition weakens muscles over time, teens and adults who have the disease

How to Donate?

You can donate using credit card/cash/ or check by calling the toll free number 1-800-572-1717

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The prime-time slot already is attracting new talent, such as country music superstars Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride.

In addition, talented co-hosts Nancy O’Dell, Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl and Alison Sweeney will keep things hopping, joined by MDA National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali, 12.

MDA’s social media will add a new dimension to the show with “tweets” and online posts from behind the scenes.

Aaron Bates
Aaron Bates
Neel Singh Pannu
Neel Singh Pannu
Raelyn Kanak
Raelyn Kanak
Jayson Tibbets
Jayson Tibbets

There's more video interviews with Telethon families and celebrities, and follow all the backstage Telethon action on MDA’s Facebook page and Twitter account. These extras will be posted on the MDA website.


Four remarkable young people living with neuromuscular disease will be the subjects of video profiles.

Aaron Bates, 31, of Orlando, Fla., has spinal muscular atrophy. An attorney, Aaron also serves on a number of disability advisory boards, recently helping to pass a Florida state law making it easier for employed people with disabilities to hire personal care attendants. A member of MDA’s Task Force on Public Awareness, Aaron has a younger sister with SMA.

Neel Singh Pannu, 4, of Sacramento, Calif., has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “Super Neel” can be shy at first, but quickly becomes quite the extrovert when he warms up. His parents, Kulwant and Kukhbir Pannu, are active MDA volunteers in the Sacramento area; Neel also has an older sister.

Raelyn Kanak, 16, of Tucson, Ariz., has nemaline myopathy, a disease that causes problems with muscle tone and contraction. An accomplished harpist nonetheless, Raelyn performs at weddings and other celebrations, in addition to being a high school student. She often participates in MDA activities, along with her parents Karen and Fran, and younger brother.

Jayson Tibbets, 17, of Plymouth, Minn., has Becker muscular dystrophy. A personable and compassionate young man, Jayson was the 2010 Minnesota MDA Goodwill Ambassador. The high school student enjoys sports, military history, volunteering for MDA and traveling with his parents, Jay and Lynn, and younger brother.

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