Please join us on
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
at the Edison Ballroom in New York City

for an intimate evening of laughter and fine dining
benefitting the Scleroderma Research Foundation

featuring the talents of
Michael Che, Nikki Glaser, Jeff Ross, and Adam Duritz & David Immerglück of the Counting Crows

and more to be announced!

Honoring Caroline Hirsch
Hosted by Jeff Ross

Event Co-chairs: Susan Feniger, Regina Hall, and Kelly Rizzo
Event Committee: Luke Evnin, David Knoller, Rhonda Mace, Violetta Merin, Jayna Schimberg, Deann Wright, Caryn Zucker


Questions? Contact Kate Ceredona, Director of Philanthropy, at

A Special Evening to Remember Bob Saget

Please join us in honoring Bob Saget at the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s (SRF) signature fundraiser, Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine. A part of the 19th Annual New York Comedy Festival, this special evening pays tribute to Bob, a long-time dedicated SRF Board Member.

You’ll enjoy an intimate sit-down dinner and an evening of love and laughter—all while making a difference. Many of Bob’s friends (some of the world’s greatest comedians and performing artists) will be in the room to honor Bob’s legacy and raise funds for the SRF’s research and education programs.

And, you’ll play a role honoring Bob Saget by celebrating the first-ever recipient of the SRF’s Bob Saget Legacy Award: Caroline Hirsch. Caroline—the founder and owner of Carolines and the New York Comedy Festival—was deeply inspired by Bob’s remarkable dedication. This award recognizes those who, like her, follow in Bob’s footsteps to shine a spotlight on scleroderma and raise funds for a cure.

Cocktails: 6:30PM • Dinner: 7:30PM

Dress code: Cocktail Attire

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Max, Samantha, Montana and Mark Scher


Omar and Behnaz Baker
Dan and Jayna Schimberg


Coretz Family Foundation
Mary and Timothy Evnin
Rhonda Mace


Chrissy and Craig Barth
Michael Byrne and Tracey Thomson
Matthew Mace
John and Mary Rieger
Meredith and Mike Zappert

The Artists and Athletes Alliance
Susan Dunn
Elizabeth Topizer

The History and Impact of CCHC

Since its inception in 1987, Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine (CCHC) has become the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s (SRF’s) signature fundraising event, raising more than $29 million to fund the most promising scleroderma research.

Hosted for many years by SRF Board Members Bob Saget and Susan Feniger, some of the world’s greatest comedians and performing artists donated their time and talents to support the SRF’s innovative research programs and help raise awareness about this rare autoimmune disease. Though devastated by the loss of Bob Saget in 2022, the SRF, in collaboration with his family and friends, will continue this event in the hopes of achieving Bob’s dream of ending scleroderma.

All funds raised directly support our research and patient education programs. The SRF is singularly focused on finding a cure, which is why we’ve invested more money in scleroderma research than any other nonprofit on earth.

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