Bob Saget still helps raise money for a cause close to his heart even in death…an annual fundraiser he organized returns, with the help of his famous friends.
The late ‘Full House’ star was a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, hosting their signature event for 30 years…but now that he’s gone, the comedy show is turning into a tribute special to Bob.
SRF tells TMZ that a trio of Bob’s famous pals are the new hosts of “Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine”… with Jeff Ross, John Mayer and jimmy kimmel take over for Bob.
The fundraiser, which costs at least $500 to attend, will pay tribute to Bob and also feature comedy sets from Nikki Glaser, Regina Room, Howie Mandel, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon and Jean Stamos, Just to name a few.
Under Bob’s leadership, the annual show has raised more than $25 million to fund lifesaving research to find a cure for scleroderma, a group of rare diseases that involve hardening of the skin and connective tissues.
Bob’s sister, Homosexualdied of the disease in 1994 when she was just 47 years old, and he has been involved with SRF through “Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine” since 1991, as a participant, performer, organizer and producer.
Remember…Jeff and John were very close to Bob, even braving LA traffic to retrieve Saget’s car from the airport, their way of remembering their late friend.
In addition to headlining the big SRF event, Bob has also taken the time over the years to reach out to families suffering from the disease to offer comfort and support.
The event takes place on September 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel…and Jeff says Bob’s show must go on until they find a cure.