‘Philly Elvis’ Joins Jersey Fight Against Heroin
Nick Ferraro-otherwise known as "The Philly Elvis" in the movie, Springsteen & I--is reaching out to help his New Jersey neighbors in need with a Gofundme campaign aiding in the fight against heroin.
In New Jersey, there were 781 heroin related deaths in 2014, reports the website. Ocean County is hit hardest, with 13% of the local population are among those seeking treatment.
Ferraro is hoping to raise $5,000 with the campaign, entitled "Stand Up Against Heroin Addiction." All monies raised will directly benefit CFC Loud N Clear and TOPAC, and any funds raised will go towards go towards Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery.
The campaign will close on Jan. 7, with the hope that $2500 each will be presented to each non-profit organization at The 5th Annual Big Man's Clarence Clemons Birthday Bash at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ.
This benefit event, which runs all day and night, will feature headliners: Gary U.S. Bonds, John Cafferty and Tunes, John Eddie and his Dirty Ol Band, The Big RoaD All Star Band, The Nick Clemons Band, JT Bowen, Tommy Byrne, Killer Joe and many others.
Anyone donating to the cause will also receive a free download of a song Ferraro recorded, "This Lonely Christmas."
To donate and purchase tickets to the show, click HERE.
Watch Ferraro and Springsteen in action below: