Television Show Host Raises 2.2 Million Dollars For Autism Charity On His Last Show

by Lakshmi Darshini on  August 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM Child Health News
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Host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, on his last episode helped raise $2.2 million for an autism charity on his last episode on the show.
Television Show Host Raises 2.2 Million Dollars For Autism Charity On His Last Show
Television Show Host Raises 2.2 Million Dollars For Autism Charity On His Last Show

He announced a ticket raffle in the month of April which spurred entries from more than 47,000 people from 78 countries. Though most of them made small donations such as $10 and $20 each, it added up to $2,235,520.

Sameer P. from Santa Clara, was identified as the winner and received 2 tickets to finale of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The donations will go to New York Collaborates for Autism.

Just a few hours before Stewart's sign-off was televised by Comedy Central, Omaze released the fund-raising totals and said it was "fitting that he leveraged his final show to raise over $2 million for this incredible cause." Stewart has worked with Omaze to raise funds twice. 

Source: Medindia

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