“A Concert for Autism Speaks” mit Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen hat am 17. November 2009 an einer Benefizgala zu Gunsten der “Autism Speaks” Organisation teilgenommen.

Setlist:

No Surrender
If I Should Fall Behind
Working on the Highway
Thunder Road

Autismus:

Autismus ist eine angeborene Wahrnehmungs- und Informationsverarbeitungsstörung des Gehirns, die sich schon im frühen Kindesalter bemerkbar macht. In den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika leidet jedes 150. Kind an dieser unheilbaren Krankheit.

Die offizielle Presseerklärung:

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 10, 2009) – Jerry Seinfeld will headline a star-studded night of comedy and music at the fifth Concert for Autism Speaks on November 17 at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. The evening will include a special appearance by Bruce Springsteen. The unprecedented event, emceed by NBC News’ Meet the Press David Gregory, will help increase awareness about autism and raise funds to benefit the work of Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.
Proceeds from A Concert for Autism Speaks will go toward funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism, which is now diagnosed in one in every 150 American children. Since its founding in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism, Autism Speaks has committed more than $131 million to scientific research.
Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Conan O’Brien, Seth Rogen, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Glenn Close, Celine Dion, Will Ferrell, Edie Falco, Troy Aikman, and Harry Smith are among the committee members supporting this one-of-a-kind event.
Sir Elton John, Senator Al Franken, Donald and Melania Trump, Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz al Nasser and Mrs. Muna Rihani Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, and Ernie and Liezl Els are among those serving as the evening’s honorary Co-Chairs.
“We are thrilled and incredibly grateful to Jerry and Bruce for supporting the cause of autism advocacy and the work of Autism Speaks,” said Suzanne Wright. “By lending their immense talents, they will not only make this an unforgettable night, but also elevate the autism awareness to new levels and help us fund critical research.” … weiterlesen

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