The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has announced the relaunch of it’s legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. The legendary telethon is now being hosted by comedian/entrepreneur Kevin Hart and has been rebranded as The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour special will air globally on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at 8:00 pm ET and will support the essential work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Kevin Hart’s Help From the Hart Charity.
“This is an incredible opportunity to bring the work of Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association forward. I’m honored to collaborate with MDA and my organization, to educate and entertain the public about the need to support people with disabilities and disadvantages, because we are all in this together,” Kevin Hart said in a written statement. “I can’t wait to have an incredible night for two critically important causes that are in urgent need of funding and hope.”
The event will bring celebrities like Jack Black, Usain Bolt, Josh Gad, Michael B. Jordan, Eva Longoria, Jillian Mercado, and more together for a purposeful cause. The telethon will be a star-studded evening of comedy and musical performances, utilizing modern technologies for interactive gaming components, as well as give viewers a look at the work of both organizations through exclusive profiles on families, research, and care.