Important artists, athletes and political figures, among others, will participate next Monday, may 11, in a marathon television charity in New York to raise funds for the sectors hardest hit economically by the pandemic coronavirus.
The special, which will be name Rise up New York! (“Get Up New York!”), will be encouraged by the comedian Tina Fey and will include names glittering in the entertainment industry such as Robert de Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Julianne Moore, Bette Middler, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Billy Joel.
They will also be in the starting Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Ben Platt, the director Spike Lee and athletes champions of american football with the New York Giants Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Phil Simms.
In the special there will also be messages of the governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo; and the City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio.
“New York is the epicenter of the pandemic Covid-19. The crisis has created a whole series of new challenges for the millions of new yorkers who already have trouble to reach the end of the month. This is a time in which we must all unite and rise together as a community to support our neighbors,” said Wes Moore, the ceo of the organization Robin Hood, who coordinates the event along with the corporation media iHeartMedia, through a press release that replicates the EFE agency.
The funds collected will be allocated to the provision of food, housing, medical aid, psychological treatment, legal services and education to the most vulnerable sectors of that area.
The program will be broadcast on CNBC and various local stations, as well as in all stations of national radio of SiriusXM and the local iHeartMEdia.
It should be noted that New York is the city of the world at the most was the impact of the pandemic, with a total of more than 25 thousand dead.