Remembering Jerry

After the news of MDA champion Jerry Lewis’s passing broke Sunday, scores of admirers took to social media to remember the comedian and philanthropist. Here are just a few of the thousands of tweets sent by some of the entertainment business’ brightest stars — and some of MDA’s staunchest partners. Want to add your remembrance to the chorus? Visit our Tributes page, where we are collecting memories for Jerry’s family.

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In Loving Memory of Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis, Longtime MDA National Chairman, Telethon Star and Humanitarian, Dies In response to the passing of legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, former national chairman and telethon star of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the extended MDA family today mourns his loss. Jerry was 91 and lived in Las Vegas, with his wife Sam of 34 years. . . .

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Some said he was crazy to bike across America after being diagnosed with ALS. Ray Spooner said “Watch me!”

Fill the Boot

Ray Spooner, a certified nurse midwife who has ushered thousands of babies into the world, took the Ice Bucket Challenge in summer of 2014 to raise awareness about ALS. At the time, ALS “was just of jumble of letters to us,” said Ray’s wife of 33 years, Rae. Soon though, those letters would take on a . . .

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