In a ceremony held at Government Palace, García reminded guests that the Telethon will take place on December 21 and urged all Peruvians to contribute with the campaign.
García indicated that the event will begin with a mass led by the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, at Lima’s Cathedral, to continue later with the transmission of the Telethon at the Government Palace.
“I want to thank all people supporting us, artists and TV opinion leaders,” said the president after presenting Gisela Varcárcel and Laura Borlini, who will host the Telethon.
García is also confident that a majority of Peruvians will support this solidarity campaign recalling the number of people helping those of the highlands during the freeze, as well as to the victims of Pisco’s earthquake in the southern region of the country last year.
Participants of the Telethon, six-year-old Dílver Delgado, and Diana Rafael, 8, also attended the ceremony.
San Juan de Dios is a Peruvian hospital specialized in rehabilitation clinic for children and adolescents with mental and physical disabilities.