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Chef Point Café recently awarded a check for $2000 to the Alzheimer’s Association to help them in their continual battle against that deadly disease. For months now the popular Fort Worth restaurant has been donating $10 from each Wine & Dine dinner to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a common form of dementia, and there is no cure for this disease, which worsens as it progresses. It was first recognized in 1906, and there are over 27 million sufferers worldwide, affecting 1 of every 85 people.
Common early symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, irritability, aggressions, mood swings, and trouble with language. Patients will eventually withdraw from family, become increasingly agitated, and lose bodily functions. Interestingly, and tragically, the cause of the disease is not well-understood, but it is believed to be associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. Current treatments only serve to slow the progression and lessen symptoms.
Theresa Hocker, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter, had this to say about the Chef Point donation: “Partnering with Chef Point Café during the past few months might seem like an unusual pairing. Not so! Chef Franson took diners around the world with his creative cuisine and wine offering. We, at the Alzheimer’s Association, believe the world deserves a future without Alzheimer’s Disease. Together Chef Point Café and the Alzheimer’s Association, found a productive way to help each other spread happiness by dining out and raising awareness through this “tasteful” relationship. We can’t thank Chef Franson and Paula enough for their support during our adventure as their partner in dining.”
At Chef Point Café, we are so grateful that we have been able to help this fine organization as it continues to do battle with this deadly disease. According to co-owner Paula Nwaeze: “ At Chef Point Café we are all about community. We never forget that if it were not for our fabulous customers we would be nowhere, so every chance we get we like to find a way to give back to those who have faithfully supported us over the years. We have many friends and neighbors who are affected by this disease, and we wanted to show our support and concern by helping this great cause.”
Chef Point Café will continue to help causes like this one in any way possible. That is, after all, what neighbors and friends do for each other.