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Labor of love

For WLOX-TV Labor Day is a labor of love. Many of use work on Labor Day in order to bring you the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon and help raise money to help South Mississippians living with neuro-muscular disease. We have been broadcasting the MDA telethon since 1994. Each year we are touched by the patients and their families and also by your generosity.

Your donations pay for clinic and support groups, summer camp, research and other medical support. We have seen the difference MDA makes in our community. Summer Camp means the world to the children. The quote this year from many of them is that at camp they feel "normal."

And MDA helps purchase communication devices and wheelchairs which allow both children and adults to continue living active lives. And, the research MDA does delivers hope and new life. MDA has made great strides with Pompe's Disease. Some patients are seeing huge improvements in what they are able to do. And that's all thanks to your generosity.

We hope you open your hearts again this year and join us for the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon on WLOX and make a donation that will help our South Mississippi MDA friends and family.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV  VP/General Manager

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