Event To Benefit Veterans Gets Star-Studded Headliners

Hanna Bogorowski | Reporter

Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser organizers announced Wednesday a star-studded list of headliners, including legendary singers and comedians, for the November event that benefits post-9/11 impacted veterans, injured veterans, service members and their families.

Singers Bruce Springsteen and Eric Church will be joined by comedians Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Carr and Jon Stewart while surprise guests will also be announced, The Associated Press reported.

Stand Up for Heroes, the annual event that first began in 2007, is produced by the New York Comedy Club and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The event’s goal is to create “healthy, positive futures for our service members, veterans and their families,” its website states.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which the event also raises money for, awarded $4.7 million in grants to around 50 different programs in 2017 while investing more than $55 million in other programs designed to help service members since its start.

Springsteen performed at the event in 2016 and Stewart headlined the event in 2017 with fellow comedians John Oliver and Conan O’Brien. (RELATED: Melania High-Fives Veteran-Steals UK’s Heart)

Woodruff himself was severely injured and almost killed by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle while reporting for ABC News in Iraq in 2006, according to his foundation’s website. The foundation staff shifts through thousands of nonprofits that serve veterans in which it then funds.

Stand Up for Heroes will take place on Nov. 5 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City and tickets go on sale Thursday.

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