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Brown Bag Lunch Will Help Local Man Get Kidney Transplant

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Chopped Brisket or Pulled Pork, Nachos, and More in Cisco—for a Cause!

CISCO, Texas—On Saturday, October 22, chow down for a good cause at a BBQ Brown Bag Lunch at 200 Conrad Hilton Blvd in Cisco (right across from Hilton’s First Hotel) from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until supplies last). Enjoy your takeout meal for just $15. All funds raised will benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Dion Fink, a local man who is fundraising for the medical costs associated with a life-saving kidney transplant.

Your brown bag takeout meal includes choice of:

  • Choice of chopped brisket or pulled pork sandwich with drink and chips ($15)
  • Nachos with a drink ($15)
  • Cheese-only nachos with a drink ($10)

Can’t attend? Make a donation at any time online at

Need more info? Contact Dion at or 254-433-2326.

About the Cause:

In 2006, Cisco resident Dion was unexpectedly diagnosed with the rare auto-immune disease granulomatosis with polyangiitis. In 2019, a disease flare-up left him with profound hearing loss in both ears and severe damage to his kidneys. He is currently preparing for a life-changing kidney transplant.

When Dion realized the massive potential cost of a kidney transplant, which can easily exceed $440,000 before insurance, he turned to the trusted nonprofit Help Hope Live to fundraise.

His generous community has already raised over $10,500 towards his $50,000 goal!

Unlike a GoFundMe campaign, donations to Help Hope Live in Dion’s honor are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient. Funds raised will not jeopardize his eligibility for state-based benefits.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $165 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin