A decade and a fifty percent following “Everybody Loves Raymond” aired its final primary episode, solid users Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett and Monica Horan are back again in character Friday for a digital desk examine of scenes from the lengthy-managing sitcom that will stream via YouTube and assistance increase funds and recognition in the fight in opposition to myeloma.
The socially distanced superstar desk browse has emerged as a common way for Hollywood to support charitable companies throughout the pandemic. In September, a virtual table examine marking the 38th anniversary of “Fast Occasions at Ridgemont High” lifted dollars for COVID-19 reduction and felony justice reform. In July, it was the cast of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the Globe,” which aided fund world-wide nonprofit Water for People, and back in April, the solid of “The Nanny” reunited on the net to profit star Fran Drescher’s nonprofit Cancer Schmancer Motion.
Even though the streaming desk-examine reunion is a new a single for the stars of “Everybody Enjoys Raymond,” receiving jointly to advantage the Intercontinental Myeloma Foundation is not. Members of the cast — as perfectly as a deep bench of superstar friends and household — have convened annually for additional than a ten years to assistance the Peter Boyle Exploration Fund, named in honor of the late actor and “Raymond” costar who died in 2006 after a four-yr struggle with myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells.
His widow, Loraine Boyle, organized the first fundraiser the future 12 months, and to day, it has elevated shut to $8 million to fund research to struggle the disease. (For the past 7 decades, it’s also benefited the IMF’s Black Swan Investigate Initiative, which is conducting myeloma remedy studies around the world.)
Collection co-creator Phil Rosenthal (as perfectly as some not-still-exposed unique visitors) will also be involved in the 90-minute party, which in addition to recreating scenes from a handful of episodes, will incorporate reminiscences about doing work with Boyle and fellow forged member Doris Roberts, who died in 2016 as effectively as a moderated query-and-response session. The occasion will be obtainable to stream starting at 6 p.m. Pacific on Friday via the IMF’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Further information about the celebration, as properly as strategies to donate to the IMF’s Peter Boyle Research Fund, can be found at comedy.myeloma.org.