Houston food writer Cleverly Stone dies of cancer

From Houston Food Finder:

Longtime Houston food journalist, radio host, television personality and founder of Houston Restaurant Weeks Cleverley Stone has passed away after several months battling uterine cancer. Stone publicly announced her diagnosis to her television audience on Fox 26 on October 18, 2019, her 68th birthday, and encouraged women to pay attention to their health. She followed up by posting to Facebook, “Ladies, please do not ignore any symptoms that you may have. Early detection would have offered me a better prognosis, but I ignored my symptoms. Please go to your doctor if you have any symptoms.”

One of Stone’s most impactful achievements was founding Houston Restaurant Weeks in 2003. To date, the annual fundraiser has raised over $16.6 million for the Houston Food Bank, enabling the distribution of more than 44 million meals to Houstonians in need. Stone continued chairing and working on Houston Restaurant Weeks until her death.

Story source: Houston Food Finder

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