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Why disability-rights activists are furious about controversial MDA telethon returning after 6-year hiatus – Yahoo Lifestyle

When the organization announced a reboot of the event, to be hosted by Kevin Hart, it was a painful trigger for many disability activists who had long viewed…

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Once upon a time before the internet, telethons marathon television fundraisers known for their endless lineup of performers and rows and rows of on-camera volunteers answering telephones to accept pledges from callers were charity event staples. And none ran for longer than that of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a 70-year-old nonprofit that aims to free families from the life-threatening effects of muscular dystrophy and muscle-debilitating diseases.
Kevin Hart will host the MDA telethon,…

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