Locals Invited to Benefit for Fremont Man With Rare Disease

FREMONT – A Fremont family will get some much needed support, and the community will have a great time, at a benefit concert & auction coming up in July at The Woodcliff Restaurant.

Kevin Clarke is a dad, a friend, a cousin, a husband. This Fremont High graduate is described as a “regular guy who works hard, loves his kids.” One day in June 2016, he was no longer just a regular guy – he became a man with a rare diagnosis in need of emergency surgery to save his life.

Kevin suffered an aortic dissection, requiring emergency open heart surgery. After this life-saving surgery, doctors discovered that Kevin has a connective tissue disorder, which caused his aorta to enlarge and tear.

Over the last year, Kevin has had to travel from his Fremont home to New York City for multiple surgeries and lengthy hospital stays. He’s been unable to work, and with medical bills piling up, his friends and family have joined together to host a benefit concert & silent auction to raise funds for Kevin and his family.

Saturday, July 14th from 8PM to 1AM at The Woodcliff Restaurant, the public is invited to listen to a live band and bid on great prize packages in the live & silent auctions during the “Cross Your Heart 4 Kevin Clarke” kick-off fundraiser. There will be drink specials, dancing and live music from  “The Jack Butler Method,” a new group comprised of former members from Fremont favorite band “The Write Offs.”

Advance tickets can be purchased online here, or in cash-only at the door. Tickets are $10.00 each.

For more information about the benefit and Kevin:

Cross Your Heart 4 Kevin Clarke on Facebook

Saturday, July 14th event at The Woodcliff Restaurant

Kevin Clarke’s CaringBridge Page