Bob Saget still helping to raise money for a cause close to his heart even after his death … an annual fundraiser he hosted is coming back, with the help of his famous friends.
The late “Full House” star was a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, hosting their signature event for 30 years … but now that he’s gone, the comedy show is turning in in a special tribute to Bob.
The SRF tells TMZ that three of Bob’s famous friends are the new hosts of “Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine” … with Jeff Ross, John Mayer and Jimmy Kimmel picking up the stick for Bob.
The fundraiser, which costs at least $500 to attend, will honor Bob and feature comedy sets from Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Howie Mandel, Joel McHale, Kevin Niall and Sean Stamos, just to name a few.
Under Bob’s stewardship, the annual show has raised over $25 million to fund vital research to find a cure for scleroderma, a group of rare diseases that involve hardening of the skin and connective tissues.
Bob’s sister, Gaywho died from the disease back in 1994 when she was only 47, and has been associated with SRF through “Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine” since 1991, as a server, performer, organizer and producer.
Remember … Jeff and John were really close to Bob, even braving Los Angeles traffic Pick up Saget’s car from the airport, their way to the memory of their late friend.
In addition to presiding over a major SRF event, Bob also took some time over the years to reach out to families suffering from the illness to offer comfort and support.
The event is going down September 21 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel … and Jeff says Bob’s show has to go on until they get a cure.