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Telethon Italy was founded in 1990 by a patients’ association, the Italian Union Against Muscular Dystrophy (UILDM), with the aim of funding research on muscular dystrophies.
Two years later, Telethon extended its mission to all human genetic diseases, meeting the urgent need of a multitude of families and patients affected by genetic disorders that were left behind by public and private investments.
I am glad to present the Telethon strategic plan for research for years 2006-2010, which is focused on the concepts of excellence, therapy, flexibility and alliances.
www.telethon.it /english   (247 words)

  Telethon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A telethon is a fundraising event broadcast on television that lasts many hours or even days, the purpose of which is to raise money for a charitable, political, or other allegedly worthy cause.
Another type of telethon is used to provide income for broadcasting and organizational expenses for broadcasting companies who rely not on advertising, but on the willingness of the viewers to support the company and the broadcasts.
The oldest continuing annual telethon in the United States on the same channel is Green Bay, Wisconsin WBAY-TV's local Cerebral Palsy telethon that began broadcasting 22 hours on the first weekend of March 1954.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telethon   (1185 words)

A Telethon is a marathon-length televised program devised for raising money for national and local charities or non-profit organizations.
The first telethon, a 16-hour event broadcast by NBC and hosted by Milton Berle in 1949, raised $1,100,000 for the Damon Runyan Memorial Cancer Fund.
Telethons began showing their age in the early 1990s when various groups representing the disabled argued that telethons, with their accent on cures, paint a helpless and pathetic picture of people with disabilities.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/T/htmlT/telethon/telethon.htm   (376 words)

 Telethon - Uncyclopedia
A telethon is a program on television where guilty people ring up and pledge telephones to raise money for charity.
Telethons were started by Alexander the Great who needed to raise money for his Persian campaigns.
The IB program also uses telethons to raise funds for their biological weapon, which shall be used to rid the world of people that are less "smart" or anyone with a sense of humour.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Telethon   (451 words)

 Armenia Fund | Telethon
Telethon 2004 was a combined effort of over 30 professionals and 200 volunteers both in the United States and Armenia.
Telethon 2004, airing live from Glendale Studios in Glendale, California, was a 12-hour event broadcasted throughout the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, the CIS and Armenia.
Telethon 2004’s goal was to raise funds to complete the remaining 52 miles of the North-South "Backbone" Highway in Karabakh.
www.armeniafund.org /telethon/telethon_2004.php   (385 words)

 CNN.com - Saudi telethon raises $77 million - Jan 6, 2005
The tsunamis are having a devastating impact on the tourism economies of some stricken nations.
The telethon followed criticism that Saudi Arabia had not done enough to help in the tsunami relief efforts.
Among those who contributed in the telethon were King Fahd who donated $5 million; Crown Prince Abdullah, $2.5 million; and Prince Sultan, $1.25 million.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/01/06/saudi.telethon/index.html   (505 words)

 In Mission Together Telethon
The telethon may also be viewed on DVD or VHS (available Nov. 1, 2003) by calling the toll-free number 1-866-238-0459 by November 25th to reserve your copy.
Organize Telethon Planning Team – This could be a group of as little as two or three to as many as eight.
The telethon was taped in the fall of 2003 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
gbgm-umc.org /telethon/ViewingTips.cfm   (1956 words)

 Welcome to MDA | Muscular Dystrophy Association Where Hope Begins.......
Award-Winning Daytime Television Actress to Co-Host Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
The Telethon, which is broadcast on some 190 stations nationwide, continues through Monday afternoon.
Adults who used to watch as kids now introduce their own children to the 21½-hour, star-studded variety show that simultaneously entertains, informs and raises funds for the service and research programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
www.mdausa.org /telethon   (574 words)

 Jerry Lewis Telethon Sets Record - The Deadbolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jerry Lewis has been hosting the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon for 41 years and 2006 has been the best total in the telethon's history, with a record setting sum of $61 million as of Monday.
This marks the first time in 12 years that the MDA telethon was held outside of Los Angeles, as this year's event was televised from Las Vegas.
The major problem that critics of the telethon have is that after repeated requests, the telethon has not changed its ways or promoted better living conditions and job opportunities for the disabled.
www.thedeadbolt.com /news/111671/lewisrecordtelethon.php   (497 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Labor Day Telethon
My co-worker was telling me that her mother refuses to give to the Jerry Lewis Telethons because she claims that he only has to donate 10% of what he collects and gets to keep the rest.
From an adult perspective, though, comedian Jerry Lewis is recognized for having spent four decades as a tireless champion who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the years for the service and research programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Although many casual Telethon viewers may not be aware of it, the Muscular Dystrophy Association does much more than just sponsor medical research to develop a cure for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.
www.snopes.com /radiotv/tv/telethon.asp   (627 words)

Channel 9 Telethon is bound by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and this policy outlines the type of information Channel 9 Telethon collects and how that information will be used.
At Channel 9 Telethon protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the "personal information" which you provide to us is very important and all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that your privacy is maintained.
Channel 9 Telethon has in place generally accepted standards of technology and operation security in order to keep your personal information safe.
www.telethon.com.au /privacy.asp   (442 words)

 2006 Telethon raises $4,272,625!
In the Ft. Myers/Naples area, the Telethon was broadcasted on WTVK/TV/WB-6.
“Building Miracles” was our Telethon theme -- a reminder that proceeds from the 2006 Telethon will help fund the construction of a brand-new All Children’s Hospital, with room for more patients and cutting-edge technologies to help in their care.
Our Telethon is part of the Children's Miracle Network, representing children's hospitals across North America.
www.allkids.org /support/telethon/index.htm   (300 words)

 CNN.com - Jerry Lewis raises $54 million in Labor Day telethon - September 4, 2000
The 35th annual telethon, a 23-hour variety show of singing, dancing and fund-raising, was broadcast on nearly 200 television stations and was available in streaming video on the Internet.
The telethon broke last year's mark of $53.1 million by $1.5 million, and the total could still climb because many local television stations planned to extend their broadcast after the national show ended.
Lewis has vowed to conduct the telethon each Labor Day until a cure is found for neuromuscular diseases.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/04/jerrylewistelethon.ap   (339 words)

 2003 OHS Telethon - Oregon Humane Society
The Fourth Annual Telethon for the Animals was a great success thanks to you, KOIN, and our sponsors.
OHS raised over $70,000 from calls made to the phone bank during the telethon on October 18, 2003.
This year, OHS's telethon brought you information on the many ways OHS rescues animals as well as details on volunteer opportunities, education, investigations, and adoption.
www.oregonhumane.org /telethon.htm   (165 words)

 UVa Children's Hospital Telethon
Each year, the Children's Miracle Network Telethon marks the culmination of generous annual giving by community businesses and friends who support the UVa Children's Hospital.
Telethon supporters receive recognition during the live broadcast and in UVa Children's Hospital publications.
There are many wonderful things happening in "Telethon Season!" For more information, please contact Jocelyn Lewis.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /internet/cmcevents/telethon.cfm   (137 words)

The telethon is a live production originating from the campus Television Studio on the ground floor of Pioneer Tower.
The efforts of the telethon benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp, a local nonprofit camp that serves individuals with developmental disabilities.
The telethon would not be possible without the efforts of staff, students, community members, and volunteers working together towards a common goal.
www.uwplatt.edu /tvservices/telethon.html   (273 words)

 East Tennessee Children's Hospital - History of Telethon
In other years, the telethon proceeds may be earmarked for one or two exceptionally costly items, such as the hospital’s first Lifeline neonatal transport van in 1984 or the hospital’s first MRI scanner in 2000.
The 2002 telethon’s total of more than $2.2 million was a testimony of the progress Children's Hospital has made over the years – it was the largest telethon of any kind ever conducted in East Tennessee.
That year the telethon funded the purchase of a new automated chemistry analyzer for the hospital’s Laboratory and new infant ventilators for Respiratory Care.
www.etch.com /telethonhistory.cfm   (543 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions about the Telethon Protests
The "Jerry Lewis" telethon of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The telethon misrepresents what's it's really like to live with a neuromuscular disability.
Others, in childhood, expected to die young because we believed it when the telethon said we had a "killer disease." We are now grown-up, some of us even sprouting gray hairs.
www.cripcommentary.com /faq.html   (702 words)

 Fox 61 WTIC-TV Connecticut | Fox 61 To Carry The Muscular Dystrophy Association's Annual Telethon
"The MDA Telethon is one of the most respected, long lasting broadcast events in television history," said Vice President and General Manager of Fox 61 WTIC-TV, Gary Zenobi.
Now in its 37th year, the telethon helps the MDA to maintain its worldwide effort to combat neuromuscular diseases.
By reaching up to 60 million viewers in North America alone, the telethon has been able to raise millions of dollars annually with funds going not only to research, professional and public health education, but also to aid those who have been affected by neuromuscular diseases.
fox61.trb.com /about/station/wtic-pr-mda-telethon,0,4434837.story   (484 words)

 cbs13.com - Telethon Raises $13.6M For Armenian Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A telethon broadcast yesterday from a Glendale studio raised more than $13.5-million to build roads, schools and hospitals in Armenia.
The twelve-hour telethon included Armenian entertainers based all over the world via TV broadcast and Webcast.
The charity behind the telethon, the Armenia Fund, has raised $160-million in its 15 years of existence.
cbs13.com /topstories/local_story_328183159.html   (123 words)

 Telethon.qc.ca | Home
This event was held at the Fairmont – Queen Elizabeth Hotel and brought together representatives from Montreal’s financial elite and some of the best pediatric researchers in Quebec.
The Telethon will air on the CTV network on December 2nd and 3rd from 8:00 p.m.
We invite you to celebrate with us this edition of the Telethon by donating generously again this year.
www.telethon.qc.ca /en/main.php   (121 words)

 Health On the Net (HON): Health On the Net Foundation welcomes Téléthon 96 and the Pédiathon
Health On the Net Foundation also welcomes everyone involved in the French 10th Telethon being organized by the French television chanels « France 2 » and « France 3 » on the 6th and 7th of December.
The Telethon was created in 1987 by Bernard Barataud and Pierre Birambeau, parents of children struck down by myopathy.
The Telethon helps raise awareness of this disease and support those suffering from it.
www.hon.ch /Project/TeleMed/telethon96.html   (422 words)

 Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Telethon
Monies raised from previous Telethons have funded materials for our "Kidsmobile," built our Public Access Technology Center, and supports our Back2Basics and Literacy programs.
For "Telethon 2004", the designated project was to begin raising money for children's books and for programming at the soon-to-be-built Victorian Gardens Library.
The Telethon was broadcast live on both Charter and Adelphia cable.
www.rcpl.lib.ca.us /telethon   (313 words)

 East Tennessee Children's Hospital - Telethon, How You Can Help
Since the first CMN telethon in 1983, WBIR-TV 10 and the East Tennessee community have raised more than $23 million for the direct benefit of Children's Hospital and its patients.
Please call (865) 544-1010 during the telethon, January 28, to make a pledge or make a donation now on-line and make a difference in the lives of countless children.
The telethon T-shirts are available through the Children's Hospital Development Department at (865) 541-8467.
www.etch.com /telethonucanhelp.cfm   (477 words)

 2003 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Springfield
Laura Beth Jacquin had a big role in this year's telethon as she was named the MDA Goodwill Ambassador for Western Massachusetts.
She had already been doing fundraisers though out the summer for the MDA, and the result of her efforts was in many cases videotaped for the telethon.
Laura Beth had a great time, and especially enjoyed hearing from friends that called in with a pledge and passed on a special message for her during the telethon.
www.fortnet.org /fapg/telethon03ma.htm   (295 words)

 Easter Seals: Telethon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Heartwarming appearances and stories of Easter Seals families make The Easter Seals Telethon a touching and inspirational show to watch while raising imperative funds for Easter Seals kids.
The annual Easter Seals Telethon will features renowned celebrities who bring greater awareness to children and youth with physical disabilities.
The Easter Seals Telethon is a magnificent experience for viewers, sponsors, and most importantly for Easter Seals families.
www.easterseals.org /whatwedo/events/telethon/?load=main   (119 words)

 TV stations to air golf over Labor Day telethon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mackle said the telethon, which raises money to help people with neuromuscular diseases, is broadcast on what the MDA calls the ``Love Network,'' about 200 stations nationwide, with a variety of network affiliations.
The telethon, which typically has 60 million viewers, raised $58.3 million last year, and the last few hours are a ``crucial time'' in which ``several million dollars'' comes pouring in, Mackle said.
He also pointed out that people can watch the telethon online and that some people are loyal contributors who give every year and may not even need the stimulus of the last few hours of the TV program.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=17011   (706 words)

 TIGEM Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine
The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) was created by the
TIGEM mission is the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of genetic diseases with the aim of developing preventive and therapeutic strategies [...
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www.tigem.it   (55 words)

 The Webcomic Hurricane Relief Telethon - Presented by Blank Label Comics
The Webcomic Hurricane Relief Telethon - Presented by Blank Label Comics
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www.webcomictelethon.com   (80 words)

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