Labor Day, MDA and Jerry Lewis have become synonymous with each other over the years. Sadly after 45 years, the 85 year old Jerry Lewis is retiring from the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. Obviously its time for Jerry to retire but it is just another walk down memory lane of things that end. From 1966 to present, Jerry Lewis has helped bring attention to MDA and millions of dollars in donation. Thank you Jerry Lewis, a job well done.
From 1986 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon with Sammy David Jr.
The 85-year-old comedian and Las Vegas resident issued a statement Monday through the Tucson, Ariz.-based Muscular Dystrophy Association calling it time for a “new telethon era.”
He says he’ll make his final appearance on the six-hour primetime telethon Sept. 4 by performing his song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Lewis says he’ll continue as the association’s national chairman, a role he’s held since the early 1950s.
The MDA for decades has shown what makes America great, selfless giving to those less fortunate and helping the kids. God Bless you Jerry Lewis.