Buffalo Grove, IL, September 20, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- IPA Charities participated in The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon by matching donations and presenting a check on the show for $10,000 towards fighting the disease.
IPA executive and Director of Business Coordination, Dean Kalomiris, was interviewed by the MDA host in order to increase donations and concurrently presented the International Profit Associates check directly during the local Chicagoland broadcast 8:40-9:00am and 10:40-11:00am on September 3, 2007.
As MDA's 42nd Annual Telethon ended on September 3, 2007, the tote board showed an all-time high of $63.8 million in donations and pledges for the voluntary health organization's programs of research and services to benefit people with neuromuscular diseases.
The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon was first broadcast over Labor Day weekend in 1966. The telethon is an “interactive” show that supports Jerry’s goal of raising “one dollar more” than the previous year. The amount has been more than met almost every year and last year’s record total was $61 million, $4 million more than what was raised in 2005.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. MDA combats 43 neuromuscular disorders – including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Through programs of worldwide research, medical care, program services and far-reaching professional and public health education, MDA has provided the most comprehensive services program of any voluntary health agency since 1950. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 220 field offices across the country, sponsors 230 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world.
IPA Charities is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation dedicated to the quest of improving communities and people’s lives around the world. International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA-IBA), the largest privately held management consulting and professional services firm for small and medium size businesses in North America, is a leading authority on small business. With more than $250,000,000 in annual revenues, IPA-IBA is the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago and the 61st largest consulting company in the world. IPA-IBA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper. International Profit Associates and its alliance partners, including Integrated Business Analysis, Inc. (IBA), International Tax Advisors, Inc. (ITA), Accountancy Associates, LLC (AAL) and IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC (IPA A&I), provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting http://www.ipa-iba.com, http://www.iba-usa.net, http://www.internationaltaxadvisors.com, http://www.accountancyassoc.com/ and http://www.aiservices.com. The Public Relations Department may be contacted at: telephone (847) 495-6786; facsimile (847) 495-6773.