The 50-year-old Sambora has launched a fundraising effort called, "You Can Go Home," to give back to the community. The program benefits Woodbridge teen Kelly Mahon, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago.
Sambora also financed the new weight room at his alma mater, Woodbridge High School. It's being named in honor of Sambora's father, Adam, who died of cancer in 2007.
The street leading to the school is now Richie Sambora Way.
Sambora says he's never taken his success for granted.