A west Nashville restaurant is joining in the fight against brain cancer.
Daniel Maggipinto, who is the owner of Caffe Nonna located on Murphy Road, told Nashville's News 2 he lost his daughter to an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2002.
"My daughter Zoe Marie, she was born in 2000. [In] December Of 2000 and in July of 2001, she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called AT-RT, a typical theratoid raptoid tumor," he explained. "It was a super aggressive brain tumor, especially for kids."
Zoe was nearly three-years-old when she lost her battle with the disease.
Maggipinto said his daughter endured countless chemotherapy sessions and radiation with little success.
In an effort to raise funds in the fight against brain cancer, Maggipinto said the restaurant sells a variety of pasta sauces and Chianti thumbprint cookies with all profits going to brain tumor research.
All of the products are made locally and are also sold at some area grocery stores, as well as online.
For more information on Caffe Nonna, visit their Web site.
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