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Although absent its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans to raise at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it took in last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon.
The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser _ the charity's first comments about the beloved icon's departure since an announcement last month.
Miller said she planned to still tune in and donate because she wants to support the children _ a value she says she learned from Lewis.
"If he was asked to leave ... if there were something wrong, I would be totally devastated myself as a fan and a viewer, because that's what I associate," she said.