Last year, the fans behind the Rick Springfield Birthday Campaign announced that it would be the last year they would conduct the birthday campaign and the 13th annual campaign of 2019 (which celebrated RS’s 70th birthday) exceeded its $20K goal and raised $34,170!
But then, in the middle of a global pandemic, they surprised us all and a few days before RS’s 71st birthday, they announced a shortened five-week campaign to raise funds for the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, which helps rescue dogs. What better birthday present for our favorite rock star than to help dogs, right?
So in a mere five weeks (and prizes that included a private Zoom call with RS and a sketch he drew for the campaign), fans donated $21,771.71! (Funny how the amount donated is his age each year… hmmm.. what a coincidence. 😉)
Way to go, Rick Springfield fans! This brings the total amount raised for charity over the past 14 years to $178,502.23!
(Finally, some much-needed good news!)