Muscular dystrophy

Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

Event to mark third World Duchenne Awareness Day

The third World Duchenne Awareness Day is set to take place Wednesday and is being marked at the offices of Greece's Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA Hellas) at Victoria Square, downtown Athens.

The event, organized by parent and patient associations, aims to spread awareness about this rare genetic disorder which is characterized by progressive muscular weakness.