Friday, September 17, 2010

Springsteen to Stand Up For Heroes

Bruce Springsteen will perform at this year's "Stand Up For Heroes" event at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 3.

Part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation's nationally recognized public education movement, Stand Up for Heroes brings together leaders from business, entertainment and philanthropy to raise funds to help injured service members and their families as they return to their communities. Stand Up for Heroes has become a highly anticipated entertainment event as well as a much-needed respite for the hundreds of military families who are selected to attend.

"Stand Up for Heroes transcends politics. We're proud that, together with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, people in communities everywhere are standing up for our troops who have stood so bravely for us," said Bob and Lee Woodruff, the Foundation's co-founders. "With many service men and women now returning home, it's essential we give them the smoothest transition possible."

Stand Up For Heroes

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than six million dollars in program spending to help wounded warriors and their families overcome the challenges they face as they transition and heal from the physical and hidden wounds of war. Funds raised at Stand Up for Heroes will be invested in programs that connect troops to the help they need — from physical rehabilitation and counseling, to education, employment and financial assistance, to help with larger issues like homelessness and suicide.

"As the war in Iraq comes to a close and the war in Afghanistan persists, the challenges our nation's service members and their families face continue. As Americans we must Stand Up to give them successful futures in honor of their sacrifices," said Rene Bardorf, Executive Director, Bob Woodruff Foundation.

For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, visit

Hosted by Jon Stewart, “The Boss” will join Tony Bennett, Jerry Seinfeld and surprise guests for this year’s event, which kicks off the New York Comedy Festival.

Tickets go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. eastern via,,, and