Today is the 43rd telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jerry Lewis helped to establish this organization in 1952 and has been hosting the telethons since 1966. His efforts have raised approximately $2 billion for neuromuscular patient care and research. The International Fire Fighters are the largest single sponsor of MDA since 1954 raising over $250 million. At the end of the telethon Jerry Lewis will sing this beautiful song by Rogers and Hammerstein:
When you walk through a storm keep your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of a lark.Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
and you'll never walk alone.