ABC Daytime Raises $300,000 for BC/EFA

By: Mar. 04, 2008
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On Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 stars from ABC's "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "General Hospital" and "The View" performed at the 4th Annual ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS at Town Hall in New York City. 

The annual event raised $300,000 bringing the cumulative total to over one million dollars since the shows inception in 2005.  This announcement was made today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group and Tom Viola, executive director, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

The event, which was sponsored in part by ABC Daytime, SoapNet and The Walt Disney was hosted by Cameron Mathison and headlined by Susan Lucci along with stars from the entire ABC Daytime line up including: Amanda Baker, Rebecca Budig, Melissa Claire Egan, Bobbie Eakes, Colin Egglesfield, Billy Miller Sterling Sulieman, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey from "All My Children." Justis Bolding, BethAnn Bonner, Kathy Brier, Kamar De Los Reyes, Kassie DePaiva, Farah Fath, Catherine Hickland, Brian Kerwin, John-Paul Lavoisier, Hillary B. Smith, Tika Sumpter, Jason Tam and Bree Williamson from "One Life to Live" and Bradford Anderson, Sonya Eddy and Kimberly McCullough from "General Hospital."  Special appearances were also made by Whoopi Goldberg of "The View" and Sierra Boggess and Sean Palmer from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

The evening featured the ABC daytime stars singing and dancing in a variety of musical numbers.  Additional funds were raised via online auctions awarding the highest bidders of three separate packages to act in comedy skits on stage with actors from the three daytime dramas.  Cameron Mathison, a former contestant in last seasons of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," also granted the opportunity for the highest bidder of a special lot, to perform a dance with him on stage during the performance.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1998, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million for critically-needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV- related illnesses. For more information on BC/EFA go to:  www.broadwaycares.org




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