SOURCE: York Telecom

York Telecom

September 03, 2010 15:07 ET

York Telecom's President to Take Part in Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

Visions of Hope Event Raises Over $100,000 for Central NJ and Staten Island MDA

EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) -  York Telecom Corporation, a leading global provider of visual communications services and solutions, today announced Ron Gaboury, President and COO, will present $100,000 in contributions raised earlier this summer at the Visions of Hope event. This will be a live broadcast on the 45th Annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

Ron Gaboury is honored to represent MDA and Visions of Hope as the check presenter on the New York broadcast of the Telethon. For the past two years Mr. Gaboury has been involved with the MDA. He has participated in the MDA Lock-Up, where community leaders agree to be "arrested" for having a "big heart" as a fund raiser, and this year acted as the sponsorship and fundraising chair for Visions of Hope. Collectively at the 3rd annual Visions of Hope event, the team was able to raise the $100,000 to benefit MDA of Central NJ and Staten Island services and summer camp initiatives.

The contributions presented on the telethon will go to families served in Central NJ and Staten Island to provide much-needed services. The MDA clinic, located at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, offers initial diagnosis, follow-up care and physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapy evaluations to those living with any of 43 neuromuscular diseases. In addition, children and young adults (ages six to seventeen) can attend the week long MDA Summer Camp free of charge.

"Like many people, I grew up watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon and seeing the difference that this event can make in lives of children with muscular dystrophy," said Ron Gaboury. "I am honored to present the contributions on behalf of The Visions of Hope event and encourage many others to participate in the Telethon so that the MDA can continue to provide services to families throughout the US." 

Each Labor Day weekend, 40 million Americans tune in for the longest running and highest grossing Telethon, which aims to raise over $60.5 million during 21½ hours. This year's Telethon will take place at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Sept. 5-6, and can be seen locally on WWOR, My9 beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 5.

About York Telecom
York Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, as well as Government, Education and Medical segments. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey. The company offers total managed conferencing services, consulting, integration and operational services, professional video production and postproduction for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Streaming Media, Video on Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has worldwide branch offices, a multi-lingual VNOC and help desk, and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com or email at info@yorktel.com

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The majority of contributions to MDA come from individual donors. For information on how to help MDA as a volunteer or sponsor, call (800) 572-1717. To learn about MDA online, visit www.mda.org.

Contact Information

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