Tuesday, October 9, 2012
DFW food trucks head to San Antonio for charitable cause
Share this with your friends to the south who like fundraisers and food.
Michelle “Mishi” Malpica is what you might call a food truck foodie. She loves the trucks and has been among their biggest supporters. Now, the food trucks are showing their support of her in for a fundraising effort to draw attention to a little-known medical disorder which Malpica developed as a result of a car accident several years ago. The disease is called Arnold-Chiari Malformation (ACM), and its hallmark is a protrusion at the base of the skull that crowds the spinal cord and puts pressure on both the brain and the spine. In more medical terms, Chiari and its complications are a result from both a protrusion of the cerebellum (cerebellar tonsils) into the spinal canal, and a "malformed" base of the skull called the posterior fossa. The only known treatment is surgery, which Malpica successfully underwent. Now she’s spreading the word about this debilitating condition that affects 1 in 1,000 people, and several DFW food trucks have stepped up to help.
They’re heading south to San Antonio come November to team up with other Texas food trucks to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit, Conquer Chairi. Cruising Kitchens, the San Antonio-based company that built several of the DFW food trucks, is putting on the event at Boardwalk on Bulverde Food Truck Park. So far, Good Karma Kitchen, Drifting Bistro, Easy Slider, Nammi Truck, and SlushWorks have confirmed they’ll be there.
“The food truck community has been so incredibly wonderful to me with all of my pain-in-the-butt questions and dietary restrictions,” Malpica said in a recent email. “Having this event would mean the world to me, plus I think it would be such a rockin’ event to get the local community involved!”
The event is in San Antonio at 14732 Bulverde Road on November 10 and 11.