Carrie Underwood, Diana Degarmo and Ace Young are some of the celebrities set to appear on the 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day weekend entertainment special. No longer a telethon, the show will air a three-hour prime-time broadcast special on Sunday, Sept. 2, 8/7 CT from Hollywood, Nashville and New York. American Idol stage manager, Debbie Williams, is one of the co-producers.
Read the press release HERE and an excerpt below:
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Will.i.am and Carole King are set to headline the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day weekend entertainment special – now called MDA SHOW of STRENGTH.
The show, featuring more than a dozen of today’s top entertainers, also will include inspirational “stories of strength” about families affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the show and the incredible talent we have lined up this year,” said MDA Interim President Valerie Cwik, M.D. “MDA is in business to save and enhance lives. Our show will both entertain and urge the American public to answer the call to support critically important research and services for more than a million Americans affected by neuromuscular diseases.”
MDA SHOW of STRENGTH, a three-hour prime-time broadcast special, will air on Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT. The show will include performances and celebrity appearances from Hollywood, Nashville and New York.
In addition to Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Will.i.am and Carole King, the following stars also are scheduled to appear: All-American Rejects, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, B.o.B, Brandy, Luke Bryan, Gavin DeGraw, Hot Chelle Rae, Karmin, Alanis Morissette, OneRepublic, Eva Simons, Paula Abdul, Max Adler, Jann Carl, Diana DeGarmo, Lou Ferrigno, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Jesse McCartney, Tim McGraw, The Miz, Nancy O’Dell, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Alison Sweeney, Ace Young and more.
The show will be broadcast over MDA’s “Love Network” of almost 150 television stations across the country and streamed from mda.org. Local cutaways in each market will feature area families, sponsors and MDA service programs. For a list of stations, visit mda.org/showofstrength/love-network.