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Gervais, Springsteen & More to Perform at STAND UP FOR HEROES Benefit Tonight, 11/8

The NYCF is produced by Carolines on Broadway. Sponsors are Citibank, Klondike®, JetBlue and SVEDKA Vodka. The media sponsors are: New York Post, Time Out New York, Variety and the Village Voice.

SUFH sponsors include GFI Group Inc., the Paul E. Singer Foundation, A&E Television Group, ABC Television Group, art of grace, Brown-Forman, CBS, Google, Inc., Havas Health and Havas PR, Hero Milies, JetBlue, JWT Worldwide, NBC Universal, PepsiCo, Purdue Pharma L.P., The Brightwater Fund, Thomson Reuters, Toyota. 


Cofounded by award-winning ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff after he sustained serious injuries while covering the Iraq War in 2006, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is the national nonprofit that helps ensure our nation's injured service members, veterans and their families return to a homefront ready to support them. BWF provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.

Across the country, BWF collaborates with organizations and experts to identify and solve issues related to the return of service members from combat to civilian life and invests in programs that connect our troops to the help they need—from individual needs like physical accommodations, job training and financial counseling, to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide prevention.

Through our charitable investment program we seek out innovative programs nationwide, many of them at the grassroots level, that are providing actionable and meaningful assistance to post-9/11 injured, wounded, or ill service members, veterans, their families and/or caregivers in the areas of education, employment, mental health and wellness, and community integration. BWF is finding and funding organizations that bring hope and fulfillment into warrior's lives and futures.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested $12 million in over 70 organizations, impacting more than 1,000,000 service members, support personnel, veterans and their families nationwide. Together, with our partners, we are healing the physical and psychological wounds of war.

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For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation please visit  


Now in its ninth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central. The festival has featured the country's top comedians, including LOUIS C.K.Bill MaherRicky GervaisKathy GriffinDane CookSarah SilvermanAZIZ ANSARIWanda Sykes and Joel McHale, to name a few.  In 2007, the festival launched the Stand Up for Heroes event to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Robin WilliamsJon StewartJerry SeinfeldLewis BlackRicky Gervais, Conan O'Brien and Bruce Springsteen. Sponsors are Citibank, Klondike®, JetBlue and SVEDKA Vodka. The media sponsors are: New York Post, Time Out New York, Varietyand the Village Voice.

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