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.
On August 10, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando did a little time and a lot of good as a “jailbird” at an MDA Lock-Up event in Fredericksburg, Va. After blowing past his initial goal of $5,000 weeks prior to the event, he raised his fundraising goal to $25,000 and is on track to meet that goal in the coming weeks.
Towering 19,000+ feet over the African countryside, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most daunting peaks. For 26-year-old Jared King of New York City, climbing the mountain is a worthwhile challenge to undertake and represents the fulfillment of two longtime personal goals.
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 . . .