Remembering Bob Saget

In loving memory of a true scleroderma champion and our beloved friend, Bob Saget

Bob Saget
Bob Saget

(Board Member, 2003-2022)
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director, and Producer

In Memoriam

Bob Saget was an acclaimed actor, comedian, director, writer, and producer. He starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most beloved, family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”).

For over forty years, Bob was also a stand-up comedian and earned a Grammy nomination in 2014 for his stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About.” His numerous film credits include him as himself on “Entourage” and narrating the hit show “How I Met Your Mother.” Bob directed and starred in the independent film “Benjamin” and was the host, writer, and Executive Producer of the ABC series “Videos After Dark.” He also directed the cult classic film “Dirty Work.”

Most importantly, in 1996 he wrote and directed the film, “For Hope,” which chronicled his sister Gay’s struggles with scleroderma. It was the first—and still only—movie to tell a family’s story of what it’s like to live with scleroderma.

Bob joined the Scleroderma Research Foundation Board of Directors in 2003, but he began his involvement in 1991 through the SRF’s annual signature event, Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine—as an attendee, then the next year as a performer, and ultimately as a key figure in organizing and producing the event.

Under his leadership with Co-Chair Susan Feniger, the event raised $25M for scleroderma research. Bob was a dedicated champion for the scleroderma community who tirelessly drove the mission of the SRF forward for 30 years.


Timeline of Bob Saget’s Scleroderma Advocacy


Cool Comedy
Hot Cuisine, a tribute to Bob Saget

A special version of the SRF’s signature event, Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine took place September 21 in Los Angeles as a tribute to Bob Saget—raising more than $1.3 Million for research.

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