Teletón Raises Over $870K for Kid’s Hospital
The annual Teletón fundraising event earlier this month for Costa Rica’s National Children’s Hospital beat its target of about $850,000.
The telethon launched Friday and ended Sunday morning, and before all donations were counted funds had already reached ¢477 million, equal to about $870,000.
The event had a little help from pop singers, including Spain’s Chenoa, Venezuela’s José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma,” Mexico’s Nikki Clan and Colombia’s Alicastro.
The money will finance new medical equipment for the hospital’s burn treatment unit.
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