No Kidding! Jerry Lewis Won’t Appear On Next MDA Telethon At All

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association says comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the organization’s national chairman.

The 85-year-old Lewis has been the MDA’s national chairman since the early 1950s.

He announced in May that he was retiring as host of the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon that has become synonymous with his name.

Lewis had said that he planned to make his final appearance on this year’s Sept. 4 telethon.

But MDA Chairman of the Board R. Rodney Howell said in a statement Wednesday that Lewis “will not be appearing on the telethon.”

The Tucson-based MDA says Lewis “has completed his run” as its national chairman and won’t be replaced.

There was no immediate explanation for the moves, and calls to the non-profit agency weren’t immediately returned Wednesday night.

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  1. rich says:

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS next step is to get the whole MDA to go away its been a fraud since its inception all these years and all that money and kids are still dieing what progress have they made non all they do that is worth anything is send the kids to camps and stuff but it seems very little has happen to lengthen the kids lifes

    1. noneoff says:

      You are free to make any comment you wish, but please use proper English and punctuation. It makes it easier to read and understand.

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