A star-studded uber talented line-up rocked Madison Square Garden last night at the seventh annual “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit concert, which was organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Funny men John Stewart, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld sent shock waves of laughter through the audience as they each took the stage offering humorous views on their signature topics.
Amping up the volume, rock icons Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd commanded the spotlight, offering inspirational musical delights. Springsteen, who has played in all seven of Woodruff’s benefit concerts, sang a duet with wife, Patty Scialfa, titled “If I Should Fall Behind” to a theatre jam packed with service men and women.
Woodruff, who was almost fatally injured eight years ago when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was reporting in Iraq, started the organization with the help of his wife, Lee. The Bob Woodruff Foundation strives to help veterans who suffered a catastrophic injury better reintegrate into civilian life so as to fully succeed in the next chapter of their lives.
Following the concert, Brian Williams helped Springsteen auction off his guitar, a private guitar lesson with the icon and entry to a recording session at his home in New Jersey. All proceeds from the concert and auction went towards the Bob Woodruff Foundation.