Miami Children’s Hospital to get funding from 28-hour Univision telethon

South Florida children with cancer will benefit from money raised by a 28-hour Univision program aired last December.

Miami Children’s Hospital will develop a four-room bone marrow transplant unit thanks in part to the fundraising from Teletón USA (USA Telethon), which featured more than 100 Hispanic superstars, including 3BallMTY, Chayanne and Fonseca.

The BMT unit will be housed in the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

The annual Teletón is among the most watched shows in some Latin American countries. TeletónUSA was broadcast for the first time in the United States in 2012 and raised more than $15.2 million to benefit children with disabilities, cancer, and autism.

A network of Latin American Telethons, the International Telethons Organization (ORITEL), was created in 1998 by Mario Kreutzberger, also known as Don Francisco, the Univision’s host of the longest running variety show in the world, Sabado Gigante.

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