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Oct 16 Food & Music Fundraiser to Help Cisco Man Who Needs Kidney Transplant

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator

[email protected] / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Enjoy Food, Music, and More in Downtown Cisco

CISCO, Texas—On Saturday, October 16, enjoy food and music as you give back to a critical local cause at the Food & Music Fundraiser at The Pavillion in Downtown Cisco (309 Conrad Hilton Blvd, Cisco, TX, 76437). From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., choose a delicious meal for a suggested donation and enjoy live jams from The Remedy and Ashen the Fall.

Credit and debit cards will be accepted onsite. Rain or shine! All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Cisco resident Robert “Dion” Fink, who is fundraising to help with the cost of a kidney transplant. See the event flyer:

Food options:

  • Philly cheesesteak with chips and drink: $10 suggested donation
  • Large loaded potato with chips and drink: $10 suggested donation/$5 for half portion
  • Frito pie with drink: $5 suggested donation

About the cause:

In 2006, 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 Milliman estimates exceeds $440,000 before insurance, he turned to the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fundraise. See his online donation page at:

Proceeds from the Food & Music Fundraiser will benefit Help Hope Live in Dion’s honor, helping Dion to get one step closer to the kidney transplant that will change his life.

Can’t attend? Make a donation at any time online at or find out how else you can get involved in Dion’s quest for a kidney by calling Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.

Donations 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.

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 $158 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin