Seventy-five local restaurants and bars participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 26, raising $280,000 ($50,000 more than last year) for client services at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) Residents were asked to ‘Make Three Meals Matter’ at participating locations throughout the day and over 10,000 Coachella Valley residents responded, raising enough funds to place Greater Palm Springs second in overall fundraising in North America. “You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone wearing a ‘badge of honor’ – The I Dined stickers given to diners at participating locations.” said Darrell Tucci, D.A.P. Chief Development Officer.