Jerry’s House King-of-Comedy Jerry Lewis Honoured by Australian Boy at Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF2016

13-Year-old Australian Lochie Graham introduces Jerry’s House

MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Charity–Jerry’s House (,
the global initiative that carries out activities to teach sick children
the connection between laughter and healing, was introduced by
13-year-old Australian boy Lochie Graham at Melbourne International Film
Festival this past Saturday.

Lochie spoke in honour of Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday year at MIFF’s
comprehensive retrospective program. A video message
from Jerry Lewis
was introduced by Lochie about Jerry’s passion for
raising money to find ways to help sick children: Donate

After walking the MIFF2016 red carpet gala opening, Lochie introduced
the featured Jerry Lewis film classic The Nutty Professor.

7-Year-old Boy Inspires a Vision of Hope & Healing

Lochie inspired the Jerry’s House charity when he first met Jerry Lewis
at the final Muscular Dystrophy American Telethon. Jerry held a picture
of them as he spoke to the American public about how Lochie Graham
understood his legacy–carrying it into the future with Lochie’s vision
for a house where children who live with chronic illness find joy and
learn to heal using humour.

Speaking to a full house at MIFF2016 Lochie explained his philanthropic
involvement. At 13 Lochie has been a foster brother, worked overseas in
children’s charities, is a young ambassador to The Foundation for Young
Australians and is often seen helping Sam Lipski at The
Pratt Foundation

“As a foster brother, it seems to me that every child’s world is
better when they can laugh–despite the terrible things in their lives.
It’s my hope that one day children around the world will have a place
where they can learn to heal through laughter,
” says Lochie

Jerry has inspired Lochie’s show-business acting career too, garnering
many comedic accolades for various roles in commercials (AFL) and
recently in a leading role for a children’s TV comedy show. More:

Jerry’s House

Committed to the legacy of Jerry Lewis’ fundraising for children in
need. Creating global, scientific research based initiatives and
facilities, to demonstrate the proven positive effects of humour on the
body/mind/spirit, essential to physical and emotional healing of sick
and traumatized children. An initiative of hope2day:


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Pauline Schultze, +61 415 667 072