Star-Studded Telethon Raises £93M for New Yorkers Impacted By Coronavirus
- Author: Michelle Webb May 13, 2020,
May 13, 2020, 0:23
Hosted by Tina Fey, "Rise Up New York!" featured appearances by Awkwafina, Barbra Streisand, Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Chastain, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Spike Lee.
Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia came together Monday night to air a citywide "virtual telethon" to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers whose lives have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. For the past 20 years, both September 11 and Hurricane Sandy. "You can take your best shot but you cannot break our spirit".
According to BillboardRobin Hood said all donations will provide support for food, housing, cash assistance, mental health, legal services and education.
"Is this real?" she asked producers, making sure it was. You did this. We are difference makers.
Telescope captures a historical image of Jupiter
As the largest and one of the most iconic planets in our solar system, Jupiter has been observed countless times over the years. The photographs confirmed the nice and cozy, deep layers of Jupiter's environment glowing by means of gaps in thick cloud cowl.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt and others performed a rendition of Frank Sinatra's classic song "New York, New York". $115 million, what a great day for NY.
"I know we're strong enough to get through this", Carey said.
Also during the telethon, Michael Strahan, Eli Manning, Phil Simms and Justin Tuck, who are all former New York Giants players, announced a giveaway in which a fan has a chance to win a chance to play a game of soccer. The victor of the sweepstakes and three friends will have a chance to play against the players. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
Most people who contract the virus will display only mild symptoms, but it can be particularly fatal for the elderly and for individuals with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma.