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Bruce Willis Auctions Fifth Motorcycle For Charity

first_imgCalling all motorcycle enthusiasts – you can be the new owner of one of Bruce Willis’ motorcycles.The action film star donated five motorcycles from his garage for an online auction to benefit military, past and present, through the national 501c3 nonprofit, Boot Campaign. Now up for auction is a 1972 Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster with a reverse shifter. Place your bid now through December 3, 2013 on Charitybuzz.This is the final bike being auctioned from Willis’ personal collection so don’t miss your opportunity to own this beautiful Harley. San Diego Harley Davidson recently restored the motorcycle. Renovations include: new carburetor, intake, and manifold, cleaned up wiring, new exhaust system, new battery, and new tires.Born on a military base in Germany, Bruce Willis has a long-standing commitment to supporting U.S. Forces. “I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country’s true heroes,” said Bruce Willis. “These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans.”The fifth and final bike of Bruce Willis’ five donated motorcycles will be auctioned online starting on November 5, 2013 at Charitybuzz.Motorcycles from Willis’ collection that were previously auctioned to benefit the Boot Campaign include: 1956 Cushman Eagle, 1988 Yamaha TW, 1991 Yamaha XT 350, 2005 Ducati 1000DS.The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return, and supporting their transition home. The Boot Campaign cultivates awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to military, past and present, and their families. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct initiatives – Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Urgent Assistance, and Family Support – that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.last_img read more


John Oliver And Bruce Springsteen To Stand Up For Heroes

first_imgStand Up for Heroes, New York’s most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), the star-studded occasion honors the sacrifice of returning service members, veterans and their families.The charitable event will feature performances by Louis C.K., John Mulaney, Bruce Springsteen, John Oliver, Brian Williams and other surprise guests. Now in its 8th year, Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $21 million in funds to help post-9/11 injured service members and their families thrive long after they return to the home front.Tickets for Stand Up For Heroes are on sale through bobwoodrufffoundation.org or www.nycomedyfestival.com. Corporate sponsor packages and VIP benefit packages can be purchased by emailing [email protected]“Lee and I are so humbled by the generous contributions of the talent, sponsors, and variety of organizations in honor of our nation’s heroes and their families. Each year the show gets bigger and better, demonstrating the unwavering support of all those involved,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News Journalist and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We, as well as the show’s talented performers, want to show our appreciation for and give back to the brave men and women who served our country and have come home injured. We are inspired and moved by the grand presence of all these groups on such an incredible night for us to commend and remember our heroes.”“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Bob Woodruff Foundation for the eighth consecutive year for Stand Up for Heroes,” says Caroline Hirsch, Bob Woodruff Foundation board member and founder of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “It’s a testament to the tireless work of everyone involved with Stand Up for Heroes and to the support of all of the great performers who have donated their time and considerable talents to this worthwhile event over the years,” Hirsch adds.last_img read more