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Bret Michaels, Pete Wentz Among Stars Who Will Appear on MDA Labor Day Weekend Telethon

Image courtesy of Fall Out Boy; Pete Wentz, 2nd from left/Crush Management (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Fall Out Boy; Pete Wentz, 2nd from left/Crush Management (via ABC News Radio)

Bret Michaels and Fall Out Boy 's Pete Wentz are among the stars scheduled to appear on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The two-hour broadcast airs Sunday, August 31 on ABC, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

The Poison frontman will be one of several artists giving "one-of-a-kind" performances of their songs on the telecast, while Wentz is one of the celebrity presenters.  Other performers include Josh Groban , Aloe Blacc , Jason Derulo , Matt Nathanson , American Authors , and country stars Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes .

Addtional presenters include Brad Paisley , Kesha , Jordin Sparks and Ludacris , as well as Alyssa Milano , Nashville's Charles Esten , Tom Bergeron and more.  In addition, five families will share their stories of what it's like to live with muscular dystrophy.

You can call, text or donate online at MDA.org . This is the 49th installment of the telethon: the first aired in 1966, on a single TV station in New York City.  It's since become the most successful fundraising event in TV history.


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