Founded in 1991, Dining Out For Life is an annual, international event that raises vital funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate a percentage of their daily sales to Dining Out For Life and diners contribute simply by enjoying their meal with our partners.
Last year, 3,057 venues throughout the country raised more than $4.2 million with Dining Out For Life for HIV/AIDS services in their communities.
This year, Dining Out For Life returns to Chicago after a three year absence to benefit the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ). Participating restaurants include Appellation Wine Bar and Restaurant, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Hopleaf, The Dearborn, Urban Belly and many more throughout the city. Dining Out For Life will be held on April 26, 2018. More information about this event along with volunteer opportunities are available at tpan.com/diningout and https://www.diningoutforlife.com/chicago/restaurants/.
Founded in 1987, TPAN provides free services, including education, emotional and crisis support, and referrals, to those living with or vulnerable to HIV, hepatitis C, and related health conditions. TPAN is known for its outreach and close connection to Chicago's LGBTQ communities. The agency hosts the annual Ride for AIDS Chicago and the international social media anti-stigma campaign, A Day with HIV, which showcases the abilities of those living with HIV/AIDS.
About Dining Out for life:
Dining Out For Life is a fundraising venture for outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations and programs throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1991, Dining Out For Life has been produced by local HIV/AIDS service organizations, ensuring that funds raised local stay local. Chicago's 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunny states, "In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, restaurants were especially hard hit with the stigma of having a positive chef, server or even busser. Dining Out For Life was not only a way to raise money, but took a bold step to reduce the stigma that surrounded HIV/AIDS at the time."
EVENT: Dining Out For Life
DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018
CONTACT: Andrew Miller, email@example.com — 773-632-5564