Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon to Perform 'One Night Only: A Concert for Autism Speaks'

Tom Brokaw to Emcee Benefit Concert

September 24 at Kodak Theater in Los Angeles



Aug 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from Autism Speaks

    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will
 perform in "One Night Only: A Concert for Autism Speaks" September 24 at the
 Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, with NBC News' Tom Brokaw serving as emcee. The
 concert is being held to raise money to research the causes of the autism
 epidemic and to raise awareness of this devastating childhood developmental
 disorder.
     The nation's fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, autism now
 affects 1 in 166 children in the United States, and a shocking 1 out of 104
 boys. There are almost 1.5 million cases of autism in this country alone, with
 nearly 3 children being diagnosed every hour.
     The Autism Speaks organization was launched earlier this year by Suzanne
 and Bob Wright, who have a grandson with autism. Bob Wright is the Vice
 Chairman and Executive Officer, GE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NBC
 Universal. Autism Speaks seeks to help find a cure for autism by raising the
 funds that will quicken the pace of research, raise public awareness of
 autism, and give hope to those who suffer from the disorder.
     Said Mrs. Wright: "When Jerry approached us about doing a benefit for
 Autism Speaks, we were of course thrilled. With Paul Simon and Tom Brokaw
 joining him, I know this will be a spectacular evening and will draw much
 needed attention to this devastating disorder."
     "I became aware of autism through some friends who are dealing with it and
 it is heartbreaking. I wanted to do something to help address this problem and
 decided to do a show to raise funds for research," said Seinfeld. "I was very
 impressed with the great work of Autism Speaks. I am happy to join forces with
 them and Bob and Suzanne Wright to help raise awareness of this prevalent
 issue."
     Paul Simon's efforts on behalf of children's health causes are widely
 heralded. When approached by Jerry Seinfeld to participate in this event he
 was eager to help.
     Ticket prices begin at $100.00 and will be available through Ticketmaster
 beginning August 15. For more information about sponsorship, group sales,
 and/or an ad in the commemorative book, please contact 310.996.1188.
 
     Autism Speaks is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization devoted to
 educating the public about autism, facilitating and funding research,
 motivating private and governmental resources, and, ultimately, finding a cure
 for autism. For more information, please visit autismspeaks.org.
 
 

SOURCE Autism Speaks
    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will
 perform in "One Night Only: A Concert for Autism Speaks" September 24 at the
 Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, with NBC News' Tom Brokaw serving as emcee. The
 concert is being held to raise money to research the causes of the autism
 epidemic and to raise awareness of this devastating childhood developmental
 disorder.
     The nation's fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, autism now
 affects 1 in 166 children in the United States, and a shocking 1 out of 104
 boys. There are almost 1.5 million cases of autism in this country alone, with
 nearly 3 children being diagnosed every hour.
     The Autism Speaks organization was launched earlier this year by Suzanne
 and Bob Wright, who have a grandson with autism. Bob Wright is the Vice
 Chairman and Executive Officer, GE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NBC
 Universal. Autism Speaks seeks to help find a cure for autism by raising the
 funds that will quicken the pace of research, raise public awareness of
 autism, and give hope to those who suffer from the disorder.
     Said Mrs. Wright: "When Jerry approached us about doing a benefit for
 Autism Speaks, we were of course thrilled. With Paul Simon and Tom Brokaw
 joining him, I know this will be a spectacular evening and will draw much
 needed attention to this devastating disorder."
     "I became aware of autism through some friends who are dealing with it and
 it is heartbreaking. I wanted to do something to help address this problem and
 decided to do a show to raise funds for research," said Seinfeld. "I was very
 impressed with the great work of Autism Speaks. I am happy to join forces with
 them and Bob and Suzanne Wright to help raise awareness of this prevalent
 issue."
     Paul Simon's efforts on behalf of children's health causes are widely
 heralded. When approached by Jerry Seinfeld to participate in this event he
 was eager to help.
     Ticket prices begin at $100.00 and will be available through Ticketmaster
 beginning August 15. For more information about sponsorship, group sales,
 and/or an ad in the commemorative book, please contact 310.996.1188.
 
     Autism Speaks is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization devoted to
 educating the public about autism, facilitating and funding research,
 motivating private and governmental resources, and, ultimately, finding a cure
 for autism. For more information, please visit autismspeaks.org.
 
 SOURCE  Autism Speaks