1999-09-18 / Letters

Jerry Lewis Thanks Us

Dear Editor;

The people of Rockaway Beach have done it again! They really pulled for us this year and helped make the 1999 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon a winner with $53.1 million in pledges and contributions!

By taking part in local MDA events, by calling in pledges to the telethon broadcast on WWOR-TV, Channel 9, by helping "my kids" in other ways, The Wave of Long Island readers have made a huge difference for families throughout New York and across the nation.

They’ve helped speed MDA-funded research at Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Rockefeller University, other area institutions and around the globe. Moreover, they’ve helped maintain the national network of clinics that resulted in MDA becoming the first organization honored by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award "for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity." In New York MDA has 17 clinics offering the best in patient care.

For making the 1999 MDA Telethon a bell-ringer, thanks, Rockaway Beach!

JERRY LEWIS

NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

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