Film director Jim Abrahams and his wife, Nancy, at right, started The Charlie Foundation to Cure Pediatric Epilepsy nearly 20 years ago when their son Charlie, in foreground, suffered from the illness. Their children Jamie and Joseph also are pictured. The foundation will sponsor a fundraiser Friday in Bloomingdale featuring actress Meryl Streep and comedian Jeff Garlin.
Courtesy of The Charlie Foundation
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Actress Meryl Streep will come to Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale to speak at a charity gala for The Charlie Foundation to Cure Pediatric Epilepsy. Streep has been involved with the group that was founded by her friend, comedy director Jim Abrahams, after his son Charlie suffered from the illness.