Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Richie Sambora: Philanthropy Award

From Hollywood Today:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, (AFP) Greater Los Angeles Chapter, hosted the 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills California on Wednesday November 14, 2012. Hundreds of philanthropists, founders, fundraisers and non-profit community leaders attended to support outstanding celebrity and community philanthropists. Richie Sambora was honored with Special Celebrity Philanthropist Award.

Richie Sambora Grammy award winning musician, iconic rock group Bon Jovi with over 130 million albums sold worldwide, over 2800 concerts in over 52 countries in three decades; was awarded Special Honor Celebrity Philanthropy recognition. He performed at the Music Box – Henry Fonda Theater for a special concert to raise emergency funds for Hurricane Sandy relief effort for the Red Cross and has vowed to match all the proceeds raised. Richie Sambora featured the release of his third solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown.

Richie Sambora rock-star, and philanthropic advocate, originally from New Jersey expressed his concerns of effects from Hurricane Sandy. He spoke candidly about his mothers home in Point Pleasant, New Jersey being completely under seawater on the bottom floor. His family and their community was affected by the hurricane. He was raised with positive encouragement to show up and if in a place to lend to lend help. He lends his name and notoriety to assist several non-profit charitable causes, Laguna Legacy, and Midnight Mission, where he was also recently honored with the Golden Heart Award for his philanthropic work with the Midnight Mission, in addition, Sambora has worked with US troops, and supported The American Cancer Society, Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre, donated vehicles purchased medical equipment for individuals and communities in need .

Richie Sambora recently completed an 18 and half month tour around the world played in 52 countries. He mentioned they brought down concert ticket prices in certain areas so everyone could afford to attend the concerts globally. He remarked about seeing many changes in his thirty years of touring around the globe and said that America is the best country in the world, and Asia and Europe look to America as the role model. He explained that what happens in America has a ripple effect in the world, that America is leader in westernizing the globe. He spoke candidly to the crowd of nearly 500 guest his heartfelt speech filled with his inspiring dedication to philanthropy help raise awareness moved the crowd honoring him.

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