Rockin' Out for Richie Raises Over $1,500

First NYC Event A Great Success

On Wednesday, September 10th, more than 75 guests joined Richie's Spirit Foundation for Rockin' Out for Richie at The Broadway Comedy Club.  The event featured a performance by Cadence, a premier a capella group, and their great mix of today's hits and yesterday's favorites.

The set list included Colbie Caillat's hit, 'Bubbly', Adele's 'Rollin' In the Deep', and the classic, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', by Stevie Wonder.

The Astronomy Club, a local improv comedy club, gave Cadence a rest and provided comedic entertainment during the intermission.  The group took a word from the audience and created a 20 minute segment that had the crowd in tears.

Cadence rejoined the stage for an encore performance of '100 Years' by Five for Fighting, Richie's favorite song.  It was a truly touching end to a spectacular evening.

Volunteers from New York Organ Donor Network were also present to provide attendees with educational materials and to register future organ donors.  

The event also welcomed corporate partner, ManiCare (  ManiCare provides nail services at your home, hospital, business, or bedside and donates a portion of proceeds to charity each month.  Owner, Kate Arian, like Richie, is a double-lung transplant recipient.  Kate started the business after discovering the need during her several month stay in the hospital.  10% of all purchases from the night were donated to Richie's Spirit Foundation.

Richie's Spirit Foundation would like to thank Cadence and The Astronomy Club for donating their time and talents for such a great cause.  If you missed the event and would like to donate, please click here.