Wednesday, November 7, 2018

RISE NYC Cher-tastic Event Raises $4400 for CCA Kids




Cher enthusiasts descended on Rise Bar in New York City to raise money for CCA kids, enjoy performances by Chad MIchaels, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Candi Stratton, Miss Trans USA 2019, and bid on silent auction items during the first week of November 2018. Thanks to ticket sales and silent auction items CCA raised $4,400 at this one-of-a-kind event.
Scott Guzzo and Paula Guzzo,
CCA Ambassadors

This diehard group of Cher fans were headed on a cruise together but not before giving back to our kids. The night began with some drinks and dancing at the bar surrounded by the bright lights of the city and Cher fans from around the world.. Later Chad Michaels sang a few Cher tunes complete with a number of elaborate costume changes just as the diva herself would do. Next Candi Stratton performed for the crowd stepping out into the audience to dance and interact with everyone in the club. To close out the performances, parent, former CCA board member, Paula Guzzo, spoke about the impact that CCA had on her family after the birth of their son Scott Guzzo 34 year ago. Scott was the CCA ambassador for the Cher Crewz that departed the next day.

Many talented and generous people were kind enough to donate items to the silent auction. Artist and friend of CCA, Scott Clarke donated a number of his Cher-related artworks. A signed Cher T-Shirt, poster, backstage passes and a hotel stay at Hilton’s Millenium New York Downtown hotel were all ripe for the bidding during the evening’s festivities.

CCA is grateful to Rise Bar NYC and Ralph Martinelli of R and R Travel for including us as benefactors of this event. Many thanks also go out to Scott Guzzo and his family for representing CCA as ambassadors in the best possible way.We love you all!  



L-R Robert Ryan, Chad Michaels, Ralph Martinelli, and Candi Stratton

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