Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Sting Announced for ‘Rise Up New York’ Virtual Telethon May 11
Bon Jovi, Sting, Billy Joel, and others are banding together for yet another virtual fundraiser for Covid-19 relief efforts, this time coming the the aid of New York City on May 11.
The Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, has announced Rise Up New York!, a virtual fundraiser that will air Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET. the telethon will air on CNBC nationally, as well as on all local New York TV stations.
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Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jimmy Fallon, Julianne Moore, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Spike Lee, Trevor Noah and retired New York Giants players Michael Strahan, Eli Manning, Phil Simms and Justin Tuck.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio also will appear at the event, which will be hosted by Tina Fey.
The Robin Hood Foundation is asking for pledges starting at a minimum of $10.