From the release:

    ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, nearly killed by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq, will be the guest of honor during the 19th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida on Monday, Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C.

    A who’s who of media and political leaders will gather to roast Woodruff and raise funds to further the fight against Spina Bifida, the most common, permanently disabling birth defect in the United States affecting more than 70,000 men, women, adolescents and children. At Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, media colleagues and legislators will rib Woodruff on his endeavors to date including his time as co-anchor of “World News Tonight.” The distinguished leaders who will roast Woodruff will be announced in September.

Mark Sields will emcee.