Eddie Vedder and his wife Jill have organized the virtual benefit show Venture Into Cures, a one-hour event to be held on Nov. 18. Vedder will also perform two new songs — “Matter of Time” and a new version of “Say Hi” — inspired by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic connective tissue disorder. The Vedders co-founded the EB Research Partnership, whose mission is to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Joining the event will be Judd Apatow, Bradley Cooper, Laura Dern, Billie Eilish, Chris Hemsworth, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Gaten Matarazzo, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, Adam Sandler and Renée Zellweger, and musical performances by Jon Batiste, Alessia Cara, Andra Day, Glen Hansard, Adam Levine, Keb’ Mo’, Lukas, Micah and Willie Nelson.
Jill Vedder has a childhood friend, Ryan Fullmer, whose son was born with EB. Together the Vedders and Fullmer family founded Heal EB, which merged with another foundation in 2014 to create the EB Research Partnership.
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