Celebs Come Out For Paul Newman's Fundraiser

October 28, 2008 By:
Celebs Come Out For Paul Newman's Fundraiser

Several stars turned out for an annual fundraiser for Paul Newman’s children’s charity, which was bittersweet this year as a result of his recent passing. The event was held in San Francisco on Monday night, and benefited The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, which Newman started in 1999.

Stars like Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, and Sean Penn were on hand to lend their support to the charity and to pay respects to the legend that is Paul Newman.

Danny Glover announced to the crowd, "We expected Paul to be with us and so this kind of turned into kind of a tribute. This is the first time we are doing this without Paul - there is a void there, without a doubt."

Tom Hanks added, "Paul was a member of the ensemble more than anything else. He didn’t care about the hierarchy, but he was a guy, quite frankly, who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize."

Newman donated more than $250 million to charities over the years, and definitely will not be forgotten.