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, like the International Association of Fire Fighters. Want to add your remembrance to the chorus? Visit our Tributes page, where we are collecting memories for Jerry’s family.

The text reads:

IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger statement on the passing of Hollywood legend and MDA leader Jerry Lewis:

“Labor Day weekend was Jerry Lewis’ time to shine. For more than 50 years, he was the leader in the fight against muscular dystrophy, raising billions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to provide comfort for those with neuromuscular diseases and funding research to find a cure. His dedication to this cause is legendary, the fruits of which will be seen for generations to come.

“Jerry Lewis was truly one of a kind, a force who made us laugh and cry while in the service of others. IAFF members — professional fire fighters and paramedics from across the United States and Canada — are proud to have stood with Jerry every Labor Day during the MDA Telethon, with boots in our hands and on street corners everywhere, collecting to find a cure for Jerry’s Kids. And we look to honor his legacy by continuing the work of providing hope for the families battling muscular dystrophy. He will be missed.”