Sep 7, 2010

Jerry Lewis Telethon raised $58,919,838

The 45th annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon ran this weekend from the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.

The event reached some 40 million viewers through 170 television stations and raised $58,919,838 for "Jerry's Kids."

The 84-year-old Lewis (shown above with one of his MDA kids) said, "I'm heartened by the unique ability of Americans to help others in need, when they themselves are likely struggling financially."