Navigation Links
48th Annual MDA Telethon Raises $59.6 Million to Fight Back Against Muscle Disease
Date:9/3/2013

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 03, 2013

With help from the generous American public, MDA sponsors, and a diverse roster of musical performers and celebrity presenters, the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon raised $59,583,555 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The two-hour telethon aired primetime Sunday, Sept. 1 on ABC television stations nationwide. The tally represents giving to MDA that occurred during the show and through midnight Sept. 2, plus contributions raised by the national sponsors that appeared on the show. Last year’s total was $58,706,015.

Viewers responded generously to MDA’s call for donations via the onscreen phone number, texting, and online contributions. For the first time ever, MDA reported telethon donations through a new online tote board on its website, mda.org, that was regularly updated as the telethon aired from coast to coast.

"We are deeply grateful to the American public and our family of sponsors," said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks. "The response to our families’ compelling and inspirational stories and our request to keep the momentum going is humbling. These dollars enable MDA clinic physicians and our staff across America to assist families fighting muscle disease, to fund the best science that can lead to new treatments, and to rally communities to continue to fight back against muscle disease as we set our sights on muscle health."

The 2013 telethon featured a star-studded celebrity lineup, including: Ryan Seacrest; Backstreet Boys; country stars Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Lee Ann Womack; Enrique Iglesias; teenage pop sensation Austin Mahone; "Glee" star Matthew Morrison; Paula Abdul; hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez; "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez; Kenny Loggins with the Blue Sky Riders; American
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Autoshopper.com Honored to Be Sponsoring the 2013 FIADA Annual Convention and Trade Show for the 2nd Consecutive Year
2. ServiceMaster by Singer Helping to Inform the Public That This is the 10th Annual of National Preparedness Month; Will You Be Ready if Disaster Strikes?
3. AlignLife Kicks-Off Annual Coat Drive
4. Collaboration the theme for annual research conference
5. Thousands Expected to Attend CCAR’s 14th Annual “Recovery Walks!” Friday, September 27 to Support Recovery From Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction
6. Wisconsin-Based Employee Benefits Administrator Makes Annual Inc. 500
7. 5000 List & Named a Top 100 U.S. Insurance Company for Growth
8. Coffee Beanery Brings In Franchise Speaker to Keynote Annual Franchisee Convention
9. 2nd Annual Brains Matter Conference Brings Together National Brain Tumor Experts to the Pacific Northwest
10. Performance Health Supports Evidence-Based Practice with Annual Research Meeting -- Collaborative Product Research Enables Evidence-Led Decisions That Benefit Patients
11. ASTRO awards $34,500 in individual grants to top researchers presenting at the 2013 Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/22/2014)... 15 percent of all lung cancers are small ... often develop resistance to chemotherapy. However, researchers at ... new insights into the mechanisms leading to this ... , Chemotherapies work primarily by mediating B-cell lymphoma ... regulating cell death. Depending on their function, this ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) released a ... Diagnostics on recommendations for a molecular diagnostics ... of education. The report was prepared by the ... the AMP Training and Education Committee. "Our goal ... future medical laboratory scientists appropriately in order to ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to ... the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart ... among humans. The condition develops when fat builds inside ... and hardened, greatly reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich ... In a series of experiments, described April 7 in ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... German . , ... their mode of action is complex: In low concentrations ... while at high concentrations they can cause "oxidative stress", ... redox signaling unfolds in single cells and organelles in ... jointly by the teams of LMU Professor Martin Kerschensteiner ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... in massive health care spending, a new RAND study ... to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop ... existing medical technologies and their use, a new study ... and medical devices get created in the first place. ... with as little loss of health as possible and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists pinpoint protein that could improve small cell lung cancer therapies 2Health News:AMP publishes curriculum recommendations for medical laboratory scientists 2Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 2Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 3Health News:Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease 4Health News:Neuroimaging: Live from inside the cell 2Health News:US medical innovation needs smarter incentives to cut health spending, study finds 2Health News:US medical innovation needs smarter incentives to cut health spending, study finds 3
... New Quads Have ... Bottles , ... April 15, 2010 -- Tahitian Noni International (TNI) announced its new bioactive ... the network marketing industry. The new Tahitian Noni 4-liter Quad is designed to be placed ...
... ... of court a Workers’ Compensation claim for the amount of $34,000.00. , ... New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) April, 15, 2010 -- The law firm ... $34,000.00., , , , ,The employee was injured while on the job while working as a ...
... ... to facilitate a speedy recovery from one of the world’s worst natural disasters. The monies ... the rebuilding of Haiti. MBMI hopes that this initiative will inspire others to do the ... Delray Beach, Florida ...
... poor management of related condition leaves many undiagnosed, , ... Britain often fail to detect cases of chlamydia in ... British researchers contend. , They say that many urologists ... condition known as epididymo-orchitis, which causes inflammation of the ...
... well for golden years, study finds , THURSDAY, April 15 ... of old age is taking pleasure in your grandchildren, but ... social life, being married and having a partner who is ... of life, but having children or grandchildren matters little, the ...
... procedures will help save lives long-term , THURSDAY, April 15 ... nearing a "state of crisis" and needs to be repaired ... a new government report. , The authors of the ... conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), calls for a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Quad - The First 4-Liter Refrigerator Dispenser Introduced by Tahitian Noni International 2Health News:MBMI Steel Buildings is Saving Haiti One Building at a Time 2Health News:Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement 2Health News:Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement 3Health News:Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis' 2Health News:Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis' 3Health News:Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis' 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... market research report is available in ... Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced ... Routes of Administration ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced ... of 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release ... of trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) ... operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System - ... instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately - ... (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds the ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The SLIC ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
... Sept. 15, 2011 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the ... Richard King, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present ... over the coming weeks as follows: UBS ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... 2010-2014 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0240543/Global-Blood-Glucose-Test-Strips-Market-2010-2014.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=In_Vitro_Diagnostic ... Blood Glucose Test Strips market to grow ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Healthcare Investor Conferences in the Second Half of September 2Global Blood Glucose Test Strips Market 2010-2014 2
... The CELL-DYN 1800 is the latest ... technology used since the founding of the ... QC and data management capabilities, the CELL-DYN ... labs. The CELL-DYN 1800 is smaller than ...
... Precision Net Point-of-Care Data Networking ... the power of data networking. In ... results can be transferred from nursing ... laboratory. Data is instantly available to ...
... EarlyDetect® Menopause Test is a one ... menopause has occured. This test can ... follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which indicates whether ... simple to use and in a ...
... Teco Diagnostics manufactures fine urine chemistry ... urine chemistry reagent strips from start ... offer more economical prices compared to ... quality. Teco Diagnostics urine reagent strips ...
Medicine Products: