By Myrlia Purcell on
Stephen Colbert's pain is set to bring relief to injured soldiers returning to the States. The Comedy Central news presenter broke his wrist during a fall, and has decided to make the best of the situation.
“If I had known that it would give me the opportunity to help our wounded veterans, I would have shattered my triquetrum a long time ago!” Colbert said.
It is available on eBay, with bids being accepted through Monday, September 3. Currently the bid stands at $16,900, and the winning bid will be announced on-air the week of September 10 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund aids injured service members and their families by offering housing, transportation, tickets to sporting and cultural events and job mentoring and internships while they recuperate at both the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center.
Not satisfied with breaking a bone for charity, Colbert has created a red Wrist Strong bracelet. The bracelet also supports wounded veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Fund, and can be purchased via www.colbertnation.com and www.comedycentral.com.
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