Stars line up for Woodruff charity show

Oct. 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg and Bruce Springsteen have agreed to help out at a benefit in New York, The Bob Woodruff Foundation said.

The 2nd annual "Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation" is slated to take place Nov. 5 at Town Hall in Manhattan in conjunction with the New York Comedy Festival.

Philbin will serve as host, while Gervais, John Pinette, Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa are to perform.

Both Goldberg and James Niven of Sotheby's are to make special appearances as the event's guest auctioneers.

"Our 2nd annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' event is an opportunity to give back to our wounded service members in gratitude for their sacrifices. Together we can help our injured troops overcome the challenges they face as they re-integrate into society," Bob and Lee Woodruff said in a statement.

While reporting for ABC News, Bob Woodruff was severely injured in Iraq when his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in 2006. Both Woodruff and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, sustained multiple life-threatening wounds. The Woodruff family said it established BWF in February 2007 to raise awareness and money to assist members of the U.S. military injured while serving.

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