NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, will be available via a broadcast featuring a Google+ Hangout at google.com/+Stand4Heroes. The event will also be available via live stream at bobwoodrufffoundation.org/youtube.
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 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.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government -- diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans--finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $16 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than a million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation's heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.
Google is a proud supporter of the U.S. military veteran community and deeply committed to helping all service members and military spouses make a successful transition to civilian life. GoogleForVeterans.com, youtube.com/veterans, and VetNetHQ.com are some of the many ways our products are helping veterans and military families pursue their goals. Follow us at google.com/+GoogleForVeterans for all updates related to our support of the community.
About the New York Comedy Festival
Now in its tenth 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 Maher, Ricky Gervais, Dane Cook, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and Wanda Sykes, 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 Williams, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and Roger Waters. For more information about the New York Comedy Festival, please visit nycomedyfestival.com.
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SOURCE Bob Woodruff Foundation