Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis collected a staggering $60.5 million
(GBP37.8 million) to combat muscular dystrophy during his 38th annual LABOR DAY
Jerry, 77, was assisted by 80-year-old veteran Ed McMahon during the 21
hour event which saw performances from stars including Celine Dion and Cher.
Jerry - who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis - says, "I'm consistently
humbled by the generosity of the American public. Every year I ask, and without
blinking, you open your hearts and wallets.
"You've also let 'my kids' of all ages, and their loved ones, know that
they aren't alone in this fight."