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October, 1999

Viewers of the Adventures of Superman know that Superman's interest in charities were often part of the story line. Superman agreed to perform for Myra Van Cleever, Jonas Rockwell, and their guest, Oresto Dominio la Scala la Questa el Centro Jones, only after she agreed to donate $5,000 to charity, the Superman silver mine would fund a summer camp, and Superman mentions several charities in "The Clown Who Cried." Of course, they were all fictional charities, but George Reeves himself devoted much time and energy to real charities. One of those was the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. George became interested in MG through Whitney and Jane Ellsworth whose daughter, Pat, first showed symptoms of the disease when she was a teenager in the early 1950s. In fact, it was Jane Ellsworth who founded the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.

More than forty years ago, through his Superman character and as himself, George Reeves helped to raise money and promote awareness of MG. Yet even today, George Reeves continues his work. This past summer, the readers of The Adventures Continue donated more than $1,000 to Myasthenia Gravis in George's name. What a wonderful tribute to both your generosity and to the lasting memory of Mr. George Reeves.

This past week the following article appeared on the front page of The MG News. I think George would be proud to know he has so many generous admirers. If any of you would like to make individual contributions to MG, you may do so by sending a check to:

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Inc.
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017

... and tell them George Reeves sent you.

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