Matt Damon, Jon Hamm, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mel Gibson, Chelsea Handler, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Joe Buck, and David Spade came together for a night of comedy and entertainment on Wednesday, November 13th to raise awareness for the charity Stand Up For Gus, founded by actor Jason Patric.
Attendees joined together to show their support for Jason’s ongoing fight for parental rights to his biological son Gus, while bringing light to the many others who share in this same fight around the world. All proceeds will fund legal assistance for broken families and the alienated parents desperately trying to maintain a relationship with their children.
Almost four years ago, Jason Patric was blessed with a baby boy named Gus. For the first 3 years of Gus’s childhood, Patric was a consistent physical and emotional presence in Gus’s life. But that all changed in an instant. Patric was stripped of his rights as a parent after an outdated statute meant for sperm donors was applied to Patric simply because Gus’ mother and Patric were unmarried and used IVF to conceive. In Patric’s journey, he has discovered many other tragic stories of parental alienation and hopes to use his personal story and name to give a voice to those who do not have one. Thus, “Stand Up To Gus” was born, a night to raise awareness and provide assurance that no child should be left without the love and support of a parent.
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Source: Stand Up For Gus