Greg Giraldo’s widow and best friend launch foundation for children impacted by addiction

Greg Giraldo's widow, Maryann McAlpin-Giraldo, and best friend Joe Schrank have launched a foundation to raise money for children like Giraldo's who are impacted by addiction. Money raised will help children attend the Betty Ford Children program, as well as develop a similar program in New York City.

The first big fund-raising event happens this week, as several top names in stand-up comedy gather to pay tribute to Giraldo on Feb. 9 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Schrank and McAlpin-Giraldo are planning a similar event in Los Angeles.

You can make donations to the National Youth Recovery Foundation's Greg Giraldo Fund via this link.

Sadly, Giraldo himself was scheduled to speak at the foundation's New York Recovery Rally on the day that he accidentally overdosed.

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