The 13th Annual “Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine” Benefit for Scleroderma will take place this Friday night featuring comedy performances by Robin Williams, Tim Allen, Jon Lovitz and musical performance by the Goo Goo Dolls.

The $500-a-seat (and higher) fundraiser will be hosted by Bob Saget at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel which includes a sumptuous five-course feast prepared by celebrity chefs. The benefit is to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Scleroderma is a chronic, often life-threatening disease of the connective tissues affecting as many Americans as multiple sclerosis, more than muscular dystrophy, and 1/3 as many as HIV. Approximately 80% of scleroderma victims are women in the prime of their lives, but the disease also strikes men and children across all ages and ethnic boundaries.

Bob Saget is best known for his eight years on the family sitcom Full House and eight years as host of "America's Funniest Home Videos". His sister Gay passed away from scleroderma a decade ago. Last year's event featuring Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Lily Tomlin raised close to a million dollars for Scleroderma research.

Tickets are still available for this fundraising gala, for anyone that will be in the Los Angeles area this Friday. Other scheduled attendees include Lisa Kudrow, Christian Slater, Rodney Dangerfield, Drew Carrey, Linda Cardellini, Maura Tierney, John Stamos, Scott Bakula and many other celebrities...

When the Scleroderma Research Foundation was established in 1986, very few people, including many in the medical field, had ever heard the word “scleroderma”. Today, almost two decades later, scleroderma is still not a household name; but through the efforts of SRF’s world-renowned researchers and scientific advisors, star-studded events, nationwide media coverage, government affairs strategy, and a unique cure advocate volunteer program, millions of people around the world have been introduced to it for the first time.

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For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, contact Rebecca at [email protected]