‘Rise Up New York!’ COVID-19 Telethon to Air 5/11, ft. Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Sting, Mariah Carey and More


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On Monday, May 11, another star-studded COVID-19 fundraising effort will take place, and Rise Up New York! will feature participation from a number of big-name music and entertainer acts.

Via Billboard, the event will raise money for Robin Hood, a poverty-fighting organization helping those who need it most in New York.

Hosted by Tina Fey, the program will feature appearances and/or performances from Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Trevor Noah, New York Giants icons Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, Phil Simms and many more.

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“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers who already struggled to make ends meet,” said Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore in a statement. “This is a moment where we must all come together and rise up together as a community in support of our neighbors and in support of one another.”

100 percent of money raised during Rise Up New York! will benefit Robin Hood and its efforts in helping the lower-income community in New York that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In terms of how to watch the telethon, Billboard notes that it will be simultaneously broadcast on all New York City TV stations, iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, News 12, Spectrum News NY1, SiriusXM and nationally on CNBC.


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