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Party with a Purpose

Rialzo is Meridian Health Services’ annual charity gala celebrating the harmony of “whole person” health. The featured entertainment was Rick Springfield, famous for hits like “Jessie's Girl,” “Don't Talk To Strangers” and “I've Done Everything For You.”

Meridian’s Red and Black Dress (black tie optional) Themed charity gala included an evening of spectacular entertainment, performances from our arts partners, dinner, dancing, and fundraising auctions all in support of Meridian’s programs.

Rialzo...Italian for “to elevate or rise above,” is symbolic to Meridian Health Services in this collaborative fundraising event to raise the importance of a healthy mind and community. Funds this year will support the needs of our Women's Health Center.

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Saturday, April 11th, 2015 Horizon Convention Center


Rick Springfield

For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World.

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Funds from Rialzo 2014 went to:

Meridian Women's Health

What your donations can do for patients unable to pay for needed services...

Provide DEXA scan bone density for osteoporosis.

Purchase urinalysis machine to screen pregnant mothers for health issues.

Purchase Fetal Stress Test machine for monitoring high risk pregnancies.



Rick Springfield coming to Muncie

The fundraising gala for Meridian Health Services has welcomed high-energy, well-known acts to their event and the 2014 Rialzo is no exception. Eighties rocker Rick Springfield will headline this year’s annual event, following past acts such as Kool & the Gang, Pointer Sisters, Three Dog Night and the Fifth Dimension...Read More

Rialzo IV a success for Meridian, community

During the fourth annual gala event, Meridian raised $85,000 from ticket sales, auction items and direct appeals for funds during the evening that featured Three Dog Night, more than double what the organization raised in 2012.Read More

Rialzo IV: Joy to the World

Hollywood's red carpet had nothing on Saturday night’s Rialzo IV Charity Gala. Those entering Muncie's Horizon Convention Center walked down a black and white, “red carpet”-style entrance, many in formal evening attire... Read More

Three Dog Night: During Rialzo IV, three more lucky puppies will be auctioned, joining this growing alumni.

Two black labs, one miniature schnauzer, and a labradoodle tugged at their leashes and dragged their owners one recent crisp winter afternoon. They ran. They played. They posed for pictures. Each are pedigreed, in tip-top shape. These are the puppies of Rialzo.Read More

Three Dog Night to perform at Rialzo IV

MUNCIE Get ready to sing the words “Jeremiah was a bullfrog. Was a good friend of mine” in the Horizon Convention Center next year. Popular 1970s pop/rock band Three Dog Night — singers of the... Read More

Spirit of Meridian awards honors community partnerships

MUNCIE -- The annual Rialzo gala and fundraiser for Meridian Health Services isn't only about getting on the dance floor and jamming to the Pointer Sisters, Kool & the Gang or the Fifth Dimension... Read More

Pointer Sisters to entertain at Rialzo III on May 19

On Thursday morning, the CEO of Meridian Health Services announced the Pointer Sisters would perform at Rialzo III, the black-tie fundraiser for the behavioral health agency's children's services program... Read More

Spirit Of Meridian Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Christina (Tina) Drummond and Kimberly J. Canan for achieving the first ever Spirit of Meridian Awards!... Read More