Night of Laughs to Benefit Injured Vets, Families

By Enjoli Francis

Nov 10, 2011 2:43pm
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                                                     Image credit: Courtesy of the Bob Woodruff Foundation

 

Celebrities, service members and their families turned out Wednesday night for the fifth annual Stand Up for Heroes event in New York City.

The event held by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival raises funds and awareness for injured veterans and their families.

Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais and Bruce Springsteen were featured guests Wednesday night and Springsteen’s guitar was auctioned off for $160,000.

Stand Up for Heroes kicked off the New York Comedy Festival, which is in its eighth year and ends Sunday.

Funds from Wednesday’s event will go to programs such as rehabilitation and counseling; education, employment and financial assistance; and homelessness and suicide.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $9.5 million to help more than 1 million U.S. service members, support personnel, veterans and their families as they transition and heal from their war wounds.

If you want to help, visit the foundation at Remind.org.

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