Is Sarah Silverman the new face of celebrity philanthropy? We see her everywhere, lending her good name to a number of worthwhile causes. CGG was on-the-scene Friday night at Columbia U for a very special cause. Sarah performed a night of comedy to raise money and awareness for Project A.L.S . Founded by Jenifer Estess (who was diagnosed with ALS in 1998) and her family, Project ALS seeks to identify treatments and a cure for ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal brain disease that is related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In only ten years, Project A.L.S. has raised over $37 million and is the world’s only privately funded lab focused on using stem cell research to combat A.L.S and related diseases.
The lovely Sarah, dressed in a black skirt and blazer, leapt onto the red carpet, causing a photog frenzy. “I wish I had one of these in my home,” she said, speaking of the red carpet.
We asked Sarah what young people can to do to make a difference. “Well I think Do Something just the title, I think that says everything, taking action,” says Sarah. “It’s easy to do and it’s a good addiction to have. Everybody wins that way. Just get involved. Get interested in stuff.” Take it from Sarah, positive action is an addiction, and that’s one addiction we’ll stand behind.
Check out our full story on the evening after the jump !