ACCESS AIDS Care will join organizations in 60 other cities across the country and in Canada on Thursday, April 28, 2016, for their 13th annual Dining Out For Life® benefit, hosted by Subaru of America, Inc. Over 50 restaurants are expected to take part in the event locally, donating a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services through ACCESS AIDS Care.
“We have been the host sponsor of Dining Out For Life for a decade; however, the struggle to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues on. Subaru is proud to be part of an event that spreads awareness for such a worthy cause and also encourages people to support those who need it most in their local communities.” said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.
ACCESS AIDS Care is currently recruiting Ambassadors for this year’s Dining Out for Life benefit. Ambassadors are volunteers who are assigned a participating restaurant, in which they invite all their friends and family to join them on April 28th. Ambassadors educate their guests on all the great things ACCESS AIDS Care is doing in Hampton Roads and enjoy a wonderful dinner. To learn mobout ACCESS AIDS Care and Dining Out For Life Hampton Roads, please visit their website at: http://www.diningoutforlife.com/hamptonroads
For almost 27 years, ACCESS AIDS Care has been providing programs and services to individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads. Our goal is to promote the dignity and wellness of adults, families, youth and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Primary services include HIV medical case management, medication assistance, transportation services, permanent supportive housing and HIV prevention through education and testing. In the summer of 2011, ACCESS AIDS Care opened The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads. The mission of the Center is to provide a safe space, services, resources, education and support to the LGBT community of Hampton Roads. The Center is committed to fulfilling the diverse social needs of the Hampton Roads LGBT community by hosting weekly social and educational events. They help improve an individual’s quality of life and empower each individual, family member and friend to live a life in peace.
About Dining Out For Life
The first Dining Out for Life event was held in Philadelphia in 1991 based on a concept created by a single volunteer. The event has expanded to 60 cities including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, New York City, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Each year 3,000 restaurants raise roughly 4 million dollars for local AIDS Service Agencies. The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day’s sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services. For more information, visit ACCESS AIDS Care at www.accessaids.org.