Thanks to everyone in the room, and to all those who supported the event from afar, the event raised an incredible $1.2 Million—all for the most promising scleroderma research so we can one day achieve Bob's dream of ending this disease.
We cannot say thank you enough to all the incredibly generous donors, to our host Jeff Ross, to our partners at the New York Comedy Festival, and to those who lent us their time and talents on stage—Nikki Glaser, Michael Che, Adam Duritz and David Immerglück of the Counting Crows, plus a surprise performance from Ronnie Chieng!
And the first-ever Bob Saget Legacy Award went to Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Carolines and the New York Comedy Festival. Caroline was a dear friend of Bob Saget, and had a long and generous history of helping him to raise funds and awareness for scleroderma research. Her support over the past 30 years was one of the reasons so many legendary comedians continued to donate their time and talents to perform at CCHC.
Finally, our deepest gratitude goes to the event co-chairs: Kelly Rizzoand SRF Board Members Susan Feniger and Regina Hall. Without all of these incredible people, there would be no Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine. Bob's presence can never be replaced, but we will hold him in our hearts while we remain laser-focused on finding a cure.
The event may be over but there's still time to help continue Bob's legacy by making a donation.