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MDA Telethon raises $382,950


MADISON (WKOW) -- From 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m Monday, Tony Galli, Diana Henry, Greg Jeschke and Kim Sveum took over Madison's East Towne Mall, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

This year, you opened your hearts and wallets to raise more than $382,000 - even more than last year's $381,000.

That money means a lot to the MDA.

It helps fund research and services for people living with neuromuscular diseases like Muscular Dystrophy and ALS.

Early Monday morning, organizers were worried the beautiful forecast could mean fewer donations.

"This year's telethon is going good," MDA District Director Kathleen Ruby said. "Unfortunately we're a little behind in pledges with it being so nice outside. I think that's deterring a lot of people, as well as the economy's a little down this year but we're hoping it will pick up as the day goes on." 

Channel 27 and the MDA wants to thank all of you for that as well as the time donated by the hundreds of volunteers.

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