NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–November 5, 2013.
Join the concert and the conversation for musical performances and discussions with celebrities backstage, service members and fans across the country in a Google+ Hangout. Register now or visit Bob Woodruff Foundation’s YouTube or Google+ Page at 9 p.m. EST on November 6th, 2013.
The 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes event that will benefit post- 9/11 wounded veterans, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. The Nov. 6 event, taking place at the new Theater at Madison Square Garden, will feature performances by Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Roger Waters. Roger will be performing with a band comprised of nearly two dozen musicians and singers, all of whom are wounded active service members or veterans representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band. The performances will be captured for fans beyond the venue, courtesy of Google+, the sharing and communications platform that brings real-world interactions online.
The Google+ Hangout will also facilitate an interactive discussion between musicians on location, celebrities and veterans about their personal perspectives on the importance of supporting the veteran community.
“We’re excited to work with Google for this year’s Stand Up For Heroes event to give the American public the chance to connect to post 9/11 veterans and celebrities. This will orchestrate a new level of engagement between performers, veterans and fans,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The Google+ Hangout will be available on the Bob Woodruff Foundation Google+ page and the Bob Woodruff YouTube channel, and will be posted for fans to view after the event.
The Stand Up For Heroes event—brought to you by the Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) and supported by founding sponsor GFI Group, Inc.—will bring together leaders from the business, entertainment, the military, government and philanthropy to raise funds to help post-9/11 injured service members and their families thrive long after they return to the home front. Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes can be purchased at bobwoodrufffoundation.org or nycomedyfestival.com.
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The Bob Woodruff Foundation is helping us give veterans a new sense of mission and the satisfaction and self worth that comes from contributing to their communities in a meaningful way. Jacob Wood, President and Founder, Team Rubicon
Through their work, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is tackling the many risk factors (unemployment, educational and business failure, depression, troubled personal relationships and more) that can lead to a cascade of larger social problems like substance abuse, homelessness and suicide for veterans. Tori Lyon, Executive Director, Jericho Project
When the Bob Woodruff Foundation convenes a group of thought leaders, you want to be there. They have the kind of relationships to get the right people in the room.Michael Haynie, Ph.D., Founder & Executive Director, Institute for Veterans and Military Families