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Ray the Ray – Hero of the Day – Bon Jovi rocks Count Basie Theater for charity

Larry Busacca  Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
Larry Busacca Collection: Getty Images Entertainment

When the song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” came out, Jon Bon Jovi meant every word of it.

And even though he’s know for bigger hits, this one is more of his mantra in that he lives those words.
He has and does go home more often – using his fame to promote local charitable causes.

And his largesse was on display last night at the Count Basie Theater when he performed a show to benefit the Parker Family Health Center of Red Bank – which, according to this:

provides primary health care free of charge to low-income, uninsured Monmouth County residents, according to a release. The clinic logged 11,888 patient-visits in 2013, with over 100,000 cumulative visits since its founding in 2000.

“There are a lot of people who live in our area who have no health care, and they need our help,” he told the crowd.

He’s been no stranger to giving to the folks back home. Not far from the Count Basie is the Soul Kitchen soup kitchen to help feed the hungry. Not to mention the million dollar donation he made to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund after having visited his hometown of Sayreville and seeing the destruction left in the wake of the storm.

There will no doubt be others – all from a guy who’s never forgotten where he came from.

Jon Bon Jovi – today’s Ray the Ray – Hero of the Day

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