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MDA Telethon 

Once again, TV5 teamed up with the muscular dystrophy association for our yearly effort to raise money for Jerry’s Kids.

Locally, you contributed $308,74 to fight the disease.

In all, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day telethon raised a record $65 million across the country.

The money goes toward research and treatment in the effort to find cures for more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.

In Maine the MDA serve more than 650 families living with neuromuscular disease on a day-to-day basis.

The MDA helps patients buy wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices to make their lives easier.

Every year, money raised through the telethon also sends children to summer camp.