Sandy telethon raises $23M

Fundraising effort featured performances by Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Aguilera

Author: By CNN
Published On: Nov 05 2012 08:59:36 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2012 07:00:47 AM EST
Christina Aguilera, Sandy telethon
(CNN) -

The Superstorm Sandy telethon successfully raised $23 million for victims of the natural disaster.

The fundraising effort, broadcast Friday on various NBC networks, featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and others.

The money will be administered by the American Red Cross.

NBC's Hurricane Katrina telethon raised $40 million in 2005.