"Throughout the years, I've done so many favors for so many people and charities," Anthony said at the fundraiser, where he was joined by girlfriend Shannon De Lima. "When it's your own, you make phone calls and activate those relationships you've made. I'd never had to call anybody to say 'I've been there for you, this is important for me. We can make a difference.'
"My friends have really stepped up. The corporations I've worked with over the years have really stepped up. They've donated hundreds of thousands of dollars. ... I must have done something right."
One of those friends who is lending his support is
"I know Marc and came to see him (in concert Aug. 19 at the Allstate Arena)," Guzman said. "It was a sensational show." Asked if he ever dances to Anthony's music, Guzman responded "Yeah. How can you not?"