by Michael dEstries
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070822_colbert_hmed_2phmedium.jpgWho says lunacy doesn’t make a difference?

When Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broke his wrist last June, he decided that it was a perfect opportunity to raise some money for those in need. So, as a parody to Lance Armstrong’s cancer-awareness “LiveStrong” bracelets, he sold similar ones with the words “WristStrong”. He then encouraged celebrities from Katie Couric, Brian Williams and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to wear them. All of the profits went to help the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity that assists injured service members and their families. From the article,

“Colbert earlier auctioned off the cast from his broken wrist, raising $17,000, which also benefited the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The bracelets have since been a badge of honor for the so-called Colbert Nation.”

Way to go, Nation! In late 2006, a painting of Stephen Colbert standing in front of a painting of Stephen Colbert raised over $50K on eBay for Save The Children Charity. We can only imagine what’s next (sprained ankle=Colbert socks?) that will entertain and help out for a great cause.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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