Richard Marx is to play a special charity concert in Dayton, Ohio, this Sunday.
The 13th Annual Celebrity Concert for Charity will raise money to support research into cures for Cystic Fibrosis, as well as the Martha Franz Fund at the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, which supports the needs of local CF families.
Richard has been involved with many charitable organizations throughout his career. He has performed benefit concerts for organizations including Children of the Night, Toys for Tots, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Special Olympics. In 1987 he donated the royalties of his 1987 hit single “Should’ve Known Better” to build a room at the NYU Medical Center where pediatric cancer patients can play while at the hospital. Perhaps closest to Richard’s heart is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which he has raised over $3 million for. He organized Newsapalooza in Chicago, an annual benefit concert to raise funds for research to cure the disease.
The concert takes place at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on August 15 at 7pm. Tickets are $22-36 and are available here.