ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Raises $300,000

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The ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit concert, which was held March 2 at Town Hall in Manhattan, raised $300,000 for BC/EFA.

To date the ABC fundraisers have raised a total of one million dollars for the charitable organization.

"All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison — who was also recently seen on "Dancing with the Stars" — hosted the benefit, which featured a slew of actors from the ABC Daytime TV line-up.

Emmy winner Susan Lucci was among the performers; she was joined by 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 made by Whoopi Goldberg of "The View" and The Little Mermaid co-stars Sierra Boggess and Sean Palmer.

In addition to the cover charge for the concert, additional funds were raised via online auctions.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $110 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.broadwaycares.org.

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