Group 42 will support a special event benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the largest voluntary health organization for blood cancer patients, on Sept. 13, 2015.
The dinner will be prepared by Chef Steve McHugh and four renowned chefs from around the country, with proceeds supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
McHugh moved to San Antonio in 2010 and soon after became ill with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, including two large tumors. Determined to overcome the disease, he underwent two surgeries and chemotherapy treatment for a year. The restaurant name refers not only to the cured meats the restaurant is known for, but to his triumphant recovery as well.
"[The name Cured] reflected me and the menu and our values," McHugh told Austin Eater. "Part of each charcuterie plate goes to charity. I always tell people that had I gotten sick when I was 20 instead of 35, the medicines and chemotherapies that I got wouldn't have even been available. But thanks to organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who have raised billions of dollars every year for research, they were."
Cured opened in 2013 and is a South Texas favorite for cured foods ranging from charcuterie to pickles. Group 42 is committed to supporting initiatives related to the arts, environment, education and health in the community.
To purchase tickets in support of the event, to events.lls.org.