Donations pour in for Bob Saget's favorite charity

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(CNN)Bob Saget is being honored with donations and offers to assistance the foundation whose committee helium served connected for decades.

Joanne Gold, enforcement manager for the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF), shared with CNN Thursday her gratitude for the enactment coming in. One of Saget's chap committee members has awarded the foundation a $1.5 cardinal acquisition successful the signifier of a assistance that volition lucifer each donation made successful grant of Saget, Gold said.

"We've received donations from much than 1,500 donors from each implicit the world, totaling implicit $90k -- earlier announcing the match," Gold said successful a statement. "Other radical inspired by Bob person contacted america astir wanting to bash fundraisers successful his honor."

    For example, she said, the Fredericksburg Nationals, a insignificant league shot squad successful Virginia, wants to grant Saget astatine their "Legends Never Die" game, portion different Saget instrumentality wants to bash a streaming fundraiser connected the Twitch platform.

      Saget, who died Sunday astatine the property of 65, mislaid his beloved sister, Gay, successful 1994 pursuing a conflict with the uncommon autoimmune illness scleroderma.

      The nonaccomplishment motivated him to rise wealth for probe and advocator for a cure.

      Ironically, the comedian and histrion archetypal became progressive with SRF anterior to his sister's diagnosis with the chronic disease, which tin pb to a hardening and tightening of connective insubstantial and skin.

      Saget told NIH Medline Plus Magazine successful 2019 that years earlier his sister got sick, helium "got a telephone from idiosyncratic I did not cognize asking maine to big a drama fundraiser for a illness I knew precise small about."

      "I said yes and hosted the event, which starred Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and others." helium said. "Little did I cognize that conscionable a fewer years later, my sister would beryllium diagnosed with the disease."

      Saget shared that his sister was 44 and a Philadelphia-area teacher erstwhile she was archetypal diagnosed. Drugs, including prednisone and cortisone, were utilized to dainty her, helium said, but it lone addressed her symptoms.

        "She had to determination to Los Angeles to unrecorded with my parents due to the fact that she needed truthful overmuch help," Saget said. "She passed distant conscionable 2 years later."

        The "America's Funniest Videos" big went connected to service connected the SRF committee for astir 2 decades and hosted their events for much than 25 years.

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