Virtual coronavirus telethon raises $115M to help New Yorkers
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A virtual telethon hosted by comedian Tina Fey on Monday night raised $115 million to support New Yorkers impacted by the coronavirus. 

The event was held with iHeartMedia and Robin Hood, a New York poverty-fighting organization, and raised the funds to go toward nonprofits working on the front lines of the city’s crisis, Robin Hood announced

In addition to Fey, the event featured stars issuing calls for donations to help those in need in their city. 


"Our city is under attack, but we've been here before. In the last 20 years, both 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy,” actor Robert de Niro said. “You can take your best shot, but you cannot break our spirit."

The event ended with Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoHundreds protest over NY bar owners arrested for coronavirus violations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Supreme Court sees new requests for religious COVID-19 carve-outs MORE (D) introducing a performance of Billy Joel singing “Miami 2017,” with Joel broadcasted across 13 digital billboards in Times Square.

The event also featured musical performances by Mariah Carey, Sting, Bon Jovi and Jennifer Lopez, as well as appearances from Broadway stars Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandObama says Dolly Parton not getting medal of freedom was 'screwup': 'I'll call Biden' Celebrities mourn Ginsburg, call for voters to act George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter becomes Disney stockholder thanks to Barbra Streisand MORE, Patti Lupone and Audra McDonald. 


Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also joined for a Zoom performance of “New York, New York,” featuring Andrew Rannells, Ben Platt, Chris Jackson, Cynthia Erivo and Karen Olivo.  

Former New York Giants Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan and Phil Simms announced an opportunity for a fan to play a game of touch football with the players in their own backyard as well as win a Super Bowl ring if they enter a sweepstakes. Money from entries to the Omaze sweepstakes will also go toward Robin Hood. 

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with 337,055 positive COVID-19 cases, according to state data