Do you like to eat out?

It’s that time every April when I ask you to contribute to the fight to end AIDS in your local community — by simply going out to a restaurant participating in the annual “Dining Out for Life” day.

Back in 1991, a volunteer at Action Wellness in Philadelphia came up with a simple idea.  It was local.  It was effective.  It has proven, over the last 28 years, to be wildly successful in combatting something that you may only think about once in awhile or when you hear from me but that I think about every waking moment of every day.  And it all hinges on your answer to this question:

Do you like to eat out?

Last year, more than 50 local HIV service organizations partnered with 3,000 participating restaurants, 3,000 volunteers, and 300,000+ diners to raise an astonishing $4.1 million for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.  The best part is that all funds raised through a city’s Dining Out For Life event, except for a nominal administrative fee of $1,150, stay in that city to provide help and hope to people living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out for Life day is an opportunity for you to have a real impact, in your community, on the need to care for those without means affected by HIV/AIDS, and to contribute to the global effort to END AIDS by 2030 known as “Getting to Zero."


The 2019 Dining Out for Life day is different in some cities, but in most it occurs this coming week, and most cities nationwide observe it THIS COMING THURSDAY, APRIL 25th.

To find a participating restaurant near you, click here for an interactive map of the US.


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