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Stamford-Based AmeriCares Raises Record $2M In Airlift Benefit

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn along with Erica Hill of 'Today' and actor Tony Goldwyn are part of the start-studded benefit for Stamford-based AmeriCares.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn along with Erica Hill of 'Today' and actor Tony Goldwyn are part of the start-studded benefit for Stamford-based AmeriCares. Photo Credit: AmeriCares

STAMFORD, Conn. – The star-studded AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on Sept. 20 raised a record $2 million for the Stamford-based emergency response and global health organization.

Longtime AmeriCares supporter actor Tony Goldwyn was the special guest. The event featured speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who talked about giving back, making an impact and their latest book, “A Path Appears.” NBC News’ Weekend "Today" co-host Erica Hill served as master of ceremonies.

More than 850 guests attended the sold-out event at Westchester County Airport. The evening culminated with 100 guests boarding a chartered flight to see the clinics and hospitals AmeriCares supports in Nicaragua.

The whirlwind 24-hour trip gave supporters an up-close look at the impact AmeriCares is making with its health programs and medical aid.

AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world. Every day, AmeriCares puts critically needed medicines and supplies in the hands of frontline health workers and develops innovative, sustainable health improvements in their communities. For more information, visit americares.org .

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