I really want to take this time to thank everyone who participated in, and gave money to, the annual telethon of the Muscular Dystrophy Association yesterday.  The telethon, hosted annually on Labor Day by Jerry Lewis, raised a record amount of money this year.

If you saw any of the telethon, you know the good this organization does, so I won’t repeat too much of it.  I can tell you from experience, though, many times the MDA is the only place to turn when a loved one is facing a scary, debilitating and EXPENSIVE illness  Many of you may be unaware just how expensive wheelchairs are (especially powered wheelchairs). Many of you reading this paid less for your car than it cost MDA to provide one wheelchair to one person.

And they do this for thousands upon thousands.

Just know that when you give to MDA, you are helping your friends and neighbors.   I know it’s tough, being asked to give more and more in this challenging economy.  Yet, you did it in record fashion.

I will never cease to be amazed by the generosity of strangers.


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