Desmond Clark autograph signing to benefit Independence Center

Independence Center
Updated 12/7/2017 11:10 AM

Desmond "Dez" Clark, the former Chicago Bears tight end, is once again giving back to his community.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, Dez will sign complimentary autographs at The Claim Company in Vernon Hills to support The Independence Center. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes a 50/50 raffle and exclusive giveaways. Fifteen percent of total purchases made at The Claim Company during event time will be generously donated to The Independence Center.

"We are incredibly grateful for the support we've received from Mr. Clark and The Claim Company for our cause," expresses Jennifer Flatley, Resource Developer for The Independence Center. "We encourage all family and friends to take a break from holiday shopping, stop in for lunch and support this great community organization."

Desmond Clark is incredibly active in the community and is often seen giving back to various non-profit organizations. The Independence Center has been providing comprehensive programming including psychosocial rehabilitation, therapy, vocational training, and residential services for over 28 years. The growing need for services in Lake County is only exacerbated by the current political situation, including the potential for Members to lose affordable health insurance. Learn more at

The Mission of Independence Center is to enhance the quality of life, to promote independent functioning, and to facilitate personal growth for adults with a history of mental illness. To achieve this, Independence Center provides ongoing social, educational, vocational, and housing opportunities. Learn more at

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