Dine Out to Make a Difference

This March and April, join in the fight against AIDS by simply enjoying a great meal with family or friends for Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru, a delicious event held in 60 cities across North America.  The fundraiser was dreamed up twenty-five years ago by a volunteer at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia and is magnificent in its simplicity. More than 3,000 restaurants have enlisted to participate by donating a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to support their local AIDS service organization (which promotes their participation) to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDS services. An estimated $4 million will be raised during just one day of dining out.

New York City is among the newest locations joining Dining Out For Life this year with beneficiary Bailey House, an organization that provides supportive housing to men, women and children with HIV/AIDS in neighborhoods throughout the city. Also on board again this year are four charitable celebrities and active spokespeople, including designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Project Runway All-Stars, Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s popular show Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown) and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s ¡Viva Daisy!

Dining Out For Life restaurant Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar in Victoria, BC

Regions and cities celebrating in April include Albany, Anchorage, Asheville, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Birmingham/Mobile, Clearwater, Charleston, Chicago, Columbia, Denver/Boulder, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Grand Rapids, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Lake Charles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New Haven, New York City, Norfolk, Northern Nevada, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Prescott, Portland, Ore., Providence, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St. Louis, Tacoma/Olympia, Tampa Bay/Orlando, Tulsa, Vancouver Island and Washington, D.C.

What you can do: Take part in Dining Out For Life (March 26, 2015 in Vancouver/Whistler and April 30, 2015 on Vancouver Island). For more information about your city’s event, visit www.diningoutforlife.com. For updates, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. #DiningOutForLife

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