- Share Responsibility
Save the Date to Make a Difference - Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® 4/24/14
December 1st marks the 25th observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is fittingly “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening results for an AIDS-free generation.” More than 1.1 million people are infected with HIV in the United States and 20% more may be infected without knowing it. An interactive map details reported diagnoses across the country according to race, economics, gender and age. STD testing, prevention and education is key in the fight against this epidemic.
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, you can help in the fight against AIDS by joining in Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru® held in 58 cities across North America. Some 23 years ago, a volunteer at ActionAIDS Philadelphia created the concept for a fundraiser, which is magnificent in its simplicity: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Now more than 3,000 restaurants donate a generous percentage of the day’s proceeds to support service providers in their region to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDS services. An estimated $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining. As Subaru CMO Dean Evans notes: “2014 marks the seventh year that Subaru has played host to Dining Out For Life. We couldn't be prouder to support this worthy event and to help the regional organizations that provide crucial services to so many people affected by HIV/AIDS”.
Cities participating on April 24th include Albany, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham/Mobile, Charleston, Charlottesville, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Columbia, Denver-Boulder, El Paso, Ferndale (Detroit), Fort Collins, Colo., Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Junction, Grand Rapids, Hawthorne (Hudson Valley), Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops (Canada), Lake Charles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Haven, Norfolk, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Providence, Raleigh, Reno, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tacoma, Tulsa, Victoria (Canada) and Washington, DC.
Four charitable celebrities are active spokespeople for this fundraiser, 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!
About Dining Out For Life®
Dining Out For Life® began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held in more than 60 cities – raising an average $4 million annually. The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day’s food sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services. For more information, visit www.diningoutforlife.com or Facebook/DiningOut4Life.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.