Tina Fey reduced to tears as NY telethon raises $115 million

Tina Fey reduced to tears as NY telethon raises $115 million

Tina Fey reduced to tears as NY telethon raises $115 million

The hour-long event, which was hosted by the 30 Rock star and featured appearances from Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand and Alicia Keys, was held to benefit the Robin Hood organisation, with donations going towards support for "food, shelter, cash assistance, mental health, legal services and education" in NY, the USA state hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tina Fey was reduced to tears by the success of the "Rise Up New York" telethon. "In the last 20 years, both 9-11 and Hurricane Sandy". You can give your best shot, but you cannot break our spirit.

Robin Hood said all the donations will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, mental health, legal services and education.

Rise Up New York! aired across local New York City broadcast TV stations; Cheddar, News 12, RSN SportsNet NewYork/SNY; Spectrum News NY1, and YES Network, along with iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, Sirius XM and CNBC. You did this, we are difference makers.

While Fey clearly knew that the fundraiser had achieved its goal of raking in donations, it was clear she had not predicted how successful when the total - a whopping $115 million - appeared on screen and she quietly asked, "Is this real?" Musical performances included Alicia Keys, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Billy Joel, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Sting, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi.

"115 million dollars-what a great day for NY", she continued while tearing up.

"New York, I know your strength", said Lopez, a NY native. "We're going to get through this but we need to make sure we take care of all our neighbors, including our children", Lopez shared.

Spike Lee shared encouraging words that sports would return someday soon.

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.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. The vast majority of people recover.

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