‘TeletónUSA’ broadcast on Univision raises more than $15 million for children with disabilities
Fundación Teletón announced today that its 4th Annual “TeletónUSA” fundraising event successfully raised $15,705,865 during a LIVE and uninterrupted 30-hour telecast on the Univision Network. Airing between Friday, December 4 and Sunday, December 6, the 2015 telethon broadcast from the ACE Theater in Los Angeles, and featured live feeds throughout the show from Chicago, Miami, New York and San Antonio. The program also streamed live on Univision NOW, UCI’s live streaming service of the Univision Network available on iOS, Android and the web. “We are immensely grateful to our viewers who supported the fourth annual TeletónUSA,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content, Univision Communications Inc. “We sincerely thank each and every person who contributed to making this year’s event a huge success, including all the volunteers and the many celebrities who donated their time and talent.” “The fourth annual TeletónUSA is a vivid example of the generosity and the power of the Hispanic community in the U.S.,” said Fernando Landeros, President Fundación Teletón. “A heartfelt ‘gracias’ to all our brothers and sisters who supported us.” Under the theme “Momento de Actuar” (moment to act), “TeletónUSA” 2015 presented non-stop performances by internationally famous Latin music stars and special appearances by top TV talent, in addition to inspiring stories, personal testimonies and moving examples of what can be achieved when the Hispanic community unites for a good cause. The show was hosted by the beloved TV host and founder of Teletón, Mario Kreutzberger “Don Francisco.” In addition, Univision personalities and guest artists also appeared live from Los Angeles and the rest of the participating cities. Among the numerous superstars that participated and/or performed during the 30-hour broadcast were J Balvin, Calibre 50, Regulo Caro, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis, Luis Coronel, El Dasa, Adriel Favela, Farruko, Luis Fonsi, Becky G, Leslie Grace, Ricky Martin, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Natalia Jimenez, Laura Pausini, Espinoza Paz, Diana Reyes, Reik, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, Roberto Tapia, Diego Torres, Noel Torres, Wisin, and Yuri,
among others. One of the most emotional moments of the event was the duet of Natalia Jimenez with YouTube sensation Adrian Martin.