[dropcap]B[/dropcap]reak bread with your loved ones on April 28 and help support local organizations dedicated to HIV/AIDS services. An annual event started in 1991, Dining Out for Life hosted by Subaru has this year enlisted 3,000 participant restaurants (in almost sixty cities across North America) that will donate a generous portion of their proceeds to HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling, and other vital services in their respective cities. Whether you are in Albany or Philadelphia or Vancouver Island, simply show up and enjoy some food and drink! Last year, volunteer spokesperson and renowned chef Daisy Martinez, told A&U: “I love [Dining Out for Life] because it’s a very happy event that’s about something serious. You can feel the solidarity and the hope. The whole journey of HIV has been a long one. There have been great advances but there is a way to go. Living in New York with such a diverse population, I don’t know anyone whose life hasn’t been affected by this scourge one way or another, whether it’s a friend or family member. This really brings to light under a really happy occasion. I think it’s wonderful. The restaurants and restaurateur who have signed on with Dining Out For Life donate a percentage of the proceeds for that day towards HIV research and care.” This year, Martinez again joins Dining Out for Life’s other volunteer spokespeople—Food Network host Ted Allen, actress Pam Grier, and designer Mondo Guerra—to help get the word out. Dining Out for Life hosted by Subaru raises an average of $4 million annually.
For more information about your area’s event, visit www.diningoutforlife.com.
Follow on Twitter @DineOut4Life, or Facebook/DiningOut4Life. To participate, please contact Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc. Note that some cities have alternate dates.