By Tim Saunders on
Bruce Springsteen helped raise over $100,000 for wounded war veterans on Wednesday at the 2nd annual Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Springsteen – who donated his leather jacket, guitar, and Harley Davidson motorcycle to the auction event – was joined by Whoopi Goldberg, Ricky Gervais, Regis Philbin and Saturday Night Live comic Darrell Hammond for the event.
“Our 2nd annual ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ event is an opportunity to give back to our wounded service members in gratitude for their sacrifices,” said television journalist Bob Woodruff. “Together we can help our injured troops overcome the challenges they face as they re-integrate into society.”
Woodruff established his foundation after being badly injured by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq in 2006. He says the aim of the Foundation is to raise awareness and money to assist members of the U.S. military injured while serving.
Springsteen’s motorcycle and jacket was sold for $70,000, while his guitar was bought by CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour for $50,000.
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