Taking a Stand: Support the MDA Telethon

Published: Sep. 2, 2010 at 6:42 PM CDT
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By Vice President/General Manager Nick Ulmer

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - For most Americans, Labor Day is a celebration of the symbolic end of summer. But for those of us here at 14 WFIE,  it's much more!  It's that the special day of the year where we...along with you...get a chance to truly help our fellow man.

Beginning Sunday night at 8, live from the St. Mary's Manor, 14 WFIE, under the leadership of our own Mike Blake, will broadcast the 40th consecutive year of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon for muscular dystrophy.

Folks, it's not just another telethon. It's the original telethon, and thanks to your continued and tremendous support, it's the most successful, and longest running event of its kind in television history.

We couldn't be prouder of what the telethon has accomplished and what it stands for.

Remember, for the more than 350 patients and families in the tri-state area that are afflicted with dystrophy, the telethon is their day of hope.  It's a wonderful opportunity to do some real good.

So, if you can, please watch.  And more importantly, please phone in a pledge, and let's make Telethon 2010...this area's 40th MDA Telethon...the best one ever.

To respond to this editorial, send an e-mail or call 812-253-0107.

You can send a letter to me at: Nick Ulmer, WFIE-TV, and P.O. Box 1414, Evansville, IN 47701.

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