Every year, our family watches the broadcast of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. And every year, we hope the people of metro Detroit are also tuning in to the broadcast, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its programs to benefit people with more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.
As parents of a child with a neuromuscular disease, we know the importance of the assistance MDA and its clinics at Children's Hospital in Detroit, Wayne State University/Harper University Hospital and at the Michigan Institute for Neuromuscular Disorders in Farmington Hills provide. MDA's programs give us top-flight medical care and other support in the challenges we face.
While MDA researchers look for cures and treatments, MDA helps us pay for vital medical equipment and offers support groups and summer camps for kids like my daughter. These programs are made possible when people in the Metro Detroit community donate during MDA's Telethon.
This year, the Telethon will be broadcast on WB20 Detroit beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, and going through Memorial Day, Sept. 6. It can also be seen on the Internet at www.mdausa.org.
Our daughter, Natalie, has the honor of being on the National Telethon this year from Los Angeles, so we hope all our friends in Detroit will continue to be as generous as always to MDA.
Your support of the Telethon makes a real difference to families like ours. Thanks for watching and contributing what you can.
Steve, Cecile and Natalie Lomske
September 01, 2004