Richie Byrnes Weigh In Turns Into Fundraiser for Sandy Victims

Posted 11/15/2012 | By HealthCorps

If you’ve been following this comedian’s journey in our blog posts, then you know that a final weigh in for The Richie Byrne Weight Loss Project was supposed to take place at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club last night.  Instead, Richie Byrne and HealthCorps, with Dr. Oz’s blessings, decided to dedicate the event and to donate the money to victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Standing Up for Staten Island: Dr. Oz and Richie Byrne Comedy Benefit for Sandy Victims was a huge success!!  The evening was filled with laughter and song thanks to the many performers who donated their time.   And thousands of dollars were raised for a special Staten Island disaster fund dedicated to help families affected by the storm.  A special thank you to Project Hospitality of Staten Island.
Not to forget Richie’s weight loss efforts, he did weigh in privately.  His starting weight in May was 260.7 lbs.  His current weight is 233.4 lbs, so to date Richie has lost a total of 27.3 lbs.  Richie has shared his difficulties and his successes during this journey on You Tube, and he has decided to continue his weight loss program, because he knows there is “still work to be done.”  His new “final weigh in” is planned for January 4th.  Stay tuned for more information on that event!!!
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