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The Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help telethon will take place during a special two-hour edition of Larry King Live on Monday, June 21, with appearances from a slew of celebrities, including Ted Danson, Tim McGraw, Alyssa Milano, Justin Bieber, Jenny McCarthy and Pete Wentz.
Clooney was to host the Los Angeles segment of the telethon while Haitian-born hiphop star Wyclef Jean was expected to copresent from New York.
Telethon 2019 includes the Pancyprian fundraiser and Sigma telemarathon on June 8 and 22 respectively, as well as the charity concert City Under The Stars, which will take place at the Presidential palace on Wednesday June 12.
Last year, the Alay Kapwa Telethon was able to raise P5 million which was used by Caritas Damayan to help families affected by typhoons Agaton, Josie, and Ompong, rehabilitation efforts in Marawi, aid to the Lumads in Mindanao, families affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption, fire victims in Metro Manila, among others.
Money raised by the telethon will be split equally between five charities: WAF, RSPCA, Scottish SPCA, Blue Cross and The Donkey Sanctuary.
"Young Americans are more motivated than ever before and the 'Telethon for America' is working to build on that momentum to make sure an even higher percentage of young people get out and vote," he added.
Fondazione Telethon (the Telethon Foundation) is a major biomedical charity in Italy whose mission is to advance biomedical research to cure rare genetic diseases.
Singer Beyonce and actor George Clooney will headline a telethon to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has displaced more than 1mn people in Texas, organisers said yesterday.
The national Donate a Lunch Day coincides with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the charity's live Global Telethon 2017.
Tuesday, country music singer Dolly Parton will host a telethon to raise money to help the community recover.
(OTC: DIBZ), in partnership with Airline Ambassadors, International (AAI) has partnered to present a global telethon for human and child trafficking awareness, the companies said.