Actress Pam Grier to attend Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® on April 27

Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru Spokeperson Pam Grier will help raise awareness for HIV/AIDS issues on April 27, 2017.

 

Actress Pam Grier will participate in the 27th Annual Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru. The delicious fundraiser, that’s expected to raise more than $4 million to help fund essential HIV/AIDS services, will be held on April 27, 2017, when over 3,000 restaurants in 62 cities across North America will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to their local HIV/AIDS Service organizations.

Subaru is a proud, decade-long Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life, with nearly $40 Million raised to support HIV/AIDS services throughout the life of this partnership.

“As part of the Subaru Love Promise philanthropic platform, we remain committed to supporting the causes our drivers care most about, including joining the fight to overcome an HIV/AIDS epidemic that affects many in our local communities and millions around the world,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing, Subaru of America Inc.

Pam Grier, one of the organization’s four national spokespeople, will attend the event in Charleston, South Carolina to help raise awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

“Dining Out For Life is all about the community spirit of dining together with family and friends for a great cause,” said Pam Grier, actress. “It’s an easy, fun way to support those in need, while enjoying food and meaningful conversation.”

Grier will also deliver Subaru Loves to Care packages containing a blanket, travel mug, red-ribbon shaped cookies and note of inspiration to clients and volunteers of the Ryan White Wellness Center, recognized nationally for providing quality care and innovative wellness programs for people living with HIV. The center is affiliated with the Roper St. Francis Healthcare system in South Carolina, a region which claims the highest number of heterosexual HIV transmission cases in the U.S. and ranks eighth overall for new infections annually.

“It couldn’t be easier to give back.  Grab breakfast on the way to work, have lunch with your coworkers, or meet a group of friends for dinner,” said Kim Butler, director of the Ryan White Wellness Center. “The restaurant does all the work and makes a donation on your behalf.”

2017 marks Grier’s seventh consecutive year as a Dining Out For Life spokesperson. Grier was the first African-American woman to headline action films, playing bold, powerful women in Coffy, Sheba Baby, Friday Foster, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown and The L Word. Most recently, Grier appeared in Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC and penned the best-selling memoir Foxy: My Life In Three Acts.

Dining Out For Life’s other spokespeople include Ted Allen, author and host of Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Daisy Martinez, star of Food Network’s Viva Daisy!, and designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, who will join The Aliveness Project in Minneapolis, MN on April 27th for Dining Out For Life.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

More than 3,000 restaurants in 62 cities across North America participate in Dining Out For Life.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 in most cities. Please note that some cities have alternate dates.

WHERE: Albany, Anchorage, Asheville, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham/Mobile, Boston, Broward County, Fla., Buffalo, Central New York/Syracuse/Utica, Charleston, Chattanooga, Columbia, Denver/Boulder, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Collins/Northern Colorado, Grand Junction/Western Colorado,  Houston, Indianapolis, Inland Empire, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan, Las Vegas, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul/Greater Minneapolis, Nashville, New Haven, New Jersey, New Orleans, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Orlando, Orange County, Palm Springs, Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, Phoenix/Prescott, Portland, Ore., Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sonoma County, St. Louis, Tacoma/Olympia, Tampa Bay, Tulsa, Vancouver/Whistler, and Washington, D.C.

MORE INFO: Visit www.diningoutforlife.com and follow on Twitter: @DineOut4Life   #DiningOutForLife

 

VIDEO: Mondo Guerra’s new Subaru design raises awareness for Dining Out For Life

Behind every design is an artist with inspiration. Designer Mondo Guerra‘s new Love Responsibly design for Subaru of America is heavily influenced by a passion for HIV/AIDS advocacy and Dining Out For Life. Check out the day of the reveal, which aired on Pivot TV:

Palm Springs Achieves Record-Breaking Year

Dining Out For Life in Palm Springs, California was hot, hot, hot! The event, which raises funds for Desert AIDS Project, marked a year of success, with more than $175,000 raised, surpassing both last year’s total and the ASO’s goal for this year.

“A big, BIG thanks to all of those restaurants and other businesses that got behind promoting their participation in Dining Out For Life in such a significant way, whether through social media, word-of-mouth or by including us in their regular advertising,” said Darrell Tucci, D.A.P.’s Chief Development Officer.

HIV activist and designer Mondo Guerra and representatives from Subaru of America were among the many participants of the Palm Springs event, dining at Jose Garces’ Tinto Restaurant.

Read the full article here.

 

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Dining Out For Life® in Asheville Accomplishes A Record-Breaking Year

Dining Out For Life® in Asheville achieved a record-breaking year with the annual event raising over $175,000 to support Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP)’s misson of providing case-managed care to those affected by the AIDS virus and help continue the organization’s prevention and education programs. The Asheville area’s Dining Out For Life consists of approximately 100 participating restaurants.

“I am so very proud to be a part of such a giving, caring community here in WNC, who realize that HIV/AIDS is still a problem, not only in our area, but worldwide and generously give to such an important cause,” stated Event Chair, Harry Brown. Read the full press release here.

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Subaru Thanks You!

With your help, Dining Out For Life® raises more than $4 Million each year for HIV/AIDS services. As a special thank you for your continued support, our Proud Host Sponsor Subaru of America invites you to participate in this special, limited offer (June 15,2014 – Dec. 31, 2014):

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Mon”DO”: Savor and Share Dining Out for Life with Others

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Spokesperson Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, tells us why he shares Dining Out for Life with those he cherishes in his life. Check out his response here and be sure to make a reservation at a restaurant participating in your city Thursday, April 25th at www.diningoutforlife.com.

For more Mondo and Dining Out for Life videos, visit Youtube.com/DineOut4Life

 

Mondo Guerra Dining Out for Life® hosted by Subaru® Tee Available for Sale Online!

Mondo Guerra Dining Out for Life Tee

Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, has created a limited edition “Movers and Shakers” t-shirt for Dining Out for Life International hosted by Subaru®, an annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser. The limited edition t-shirt is available for $25 at SubaruGear.com.

Dining Out for Life International hosted by Subaru will be held on Thursday, April 25th in 60 cities across the United States and Canada. Some 3,000 restaurants participate by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day to a local AIDS service organization. An estimated $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining. Funds raised in each city benefit the designated AIDS service organization in that city.

Guerra, who disclosed his HIV-positive status on Project Runway, has become a prominent advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Guerra was announced as the newest spokesperson for Dining Out for Life and debuted his tee shirt and custom Dining Out-inspired looks at a Valentine’s Day event in Philadelphia: “I am a creature of expression through fashion and through my advocacy work. Dining Out for Life is our opportunity to celebrate friends, food and being truly fabulous in helping others,” said Guerra. Watch a highlight video here.

Dining Out for Life spokespeople also include Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, Author and Actor Pam Grier (Foxy, Jackie Brown) and Chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s ¡Viva Daisy!

Subaru of America is proud to enter its seventh consecutive year as host sponsor for Dining Out for Life. According to Chief Marketing Officer Dean Evans, “Subaru of America is deeply committed to this community and invested in the cause. Our nationwide network of Subaru dealers is also supportive of AIDS Service Organizations across the country, and Subaru drivers are foodies who enjoy dining out!”

 Cities participating on the April 25th date include: Albany, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Bay Shore (Long Island), Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Columbia, Denver-Boulder, El Paso, Ferndale (Detroit), Fort Collins, Colo., Fort Lauderdale, Hawthorne (Hudson Valley), Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops, Kansas City, Lake Charles, Lexington, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Brunswick, New Haven, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Portsmouth, Providence, Reno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tacoma, Tulsa, Washington, DC and Vancouver Island.

 

About Dining Out for Life International

Dining Out for Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event 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 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.

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Tomorrow’s Special: Savor A Satisfying Meal And Fight HIV/AIDS

Dining Out for Life® hosted by Subaru®

On Thursday, April 26, you can help those affected by HIV/AIDS in your city simply by dining out at a favorite restaurant. The annual Dining Out for Life® hosted by Subaru® is a unique event designed to bring people together over food to support this worthy cause. Over 3,000 restaurants will donate a generous percentage of the day’s receipts to a local AIDS service organization. An expected $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining.

 

Cities holding Dining Out for Life on April 26th include: Albany, Asheville, Birmingham, Cambridge/Boston, Charleston, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Columbia, Denver/Boulder, Detroit, Fairbanks, Ft. Walton Beach/Pensacola/Destin, Grand Rapids, Hampton Roads, Hudson Valley, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops (B.C.,) Kansas City, Lake Charles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Haven, Northern Colorado, Northern Nevada, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Prescott, Portland (ME), Portland(OR), Portsmouth, Providence, San Diego, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Tacoma/Olympia, Trenton(NJ), Tulsa, and Washington, DC. View participating restaurants and make a reservation at diningoutforlife.com.

 

According to Dining Out for Life President Stacie Walls-Beegle: “We have made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, however, there is much to be done. Support for people living with HIV/AIDS and the prevention of new infections is necessary to move forward.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20 percent, as many as 240,000 of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, do not even know they are infected and may unknowingly pass the disease on to others. New HIV/AIDS diagnoses are rising at alarming rates among youth ages 15 through 24.

 

“Subaru of America is proud to be part of this important event for the sixth consecutive year. We are deeply committed to this community and are invested in this cause nationally. Our nationwide network of Subaru dealers is also supportive of AIDS Service Organizations across the country,” stated Subaru of America Chief Marketing Officer Dean Evans.

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The Face Of Dining Out For Life

 

 

I am the face of Dining Out for Life,” says ambassador, Sara Poplau.

 

It’s the efforts of Poplau, and thousands of others around the country, who give Dining Out For Life a face and a smile while restaurant patrons dine out to raise funds for their local AIDS Service Organizations.

 

Poplau, a Minnesota native, was drawn to the HIV/AIDS cause at a young age. “In college, one of my friends was in a situation where she was exposed to the virus,” Poplau says. “We did a lot of self-education, but [10-15 years ago], there wasn’t a whole lot of information, except with the [AIDS Services] Organizations.”

 

 

It was at the AIDS Service Organization that Poplau became connected with volunteering for HIV/AIDS causes. “They were so kind and helpful, I wanted to give back.”

 

At my core, I volunteer to give back for what I got, and making sure that other people get the same thing when they’re in a stressful situation.” Now, Populau volunteers for the Aliveness Project in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Poplau is involved in several HIV/AIDS awareness efforts in addition to Dining Out for Life. She is the president of the Minnesota Latino HIV/AIDS network, where she works with other volunteers to provide testing throughout the city, and HIV/AIDS education in both Spanish and English.

 

As a volunteer with the Aliveness Project, Poplau participates in a Christmas basket program every year. “[Donors] can adopt a person or family” to purchase Christmas gifts for, and then Poplau, along with her father, deliver the baskets. “Just seeing the looks on some people’s faces who don’t have anyone to celebrate Christmas with, or the extra income,” Poplau says, “it’s just so heartwarming—they’re so excited.”

 

This year will be Poplau’s sixth year volunteering at Dining Out for Life. “It’s so fun; it’s like a party environment,” Poplau says. “Go out to eat, drink wine, eat dessert—live it up. How could you not want to be a part of that?”

 

Be A Hometown Hero: Dine Out And Fight AIDS On Thursday, April 26, 2012

On Thursday, April 26, you can help those affected by HIV/AIDS in your citysimply by dining out at a favorite restaurant. The annual Dining Out for Life® hosted by Subaru® is a unique way to bring people together over food to support this worthy cause. Over 3,000 restaurants will donate a generous percentage of the day’s receipts to a local AIDS service organization. An expected $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining.

“Dining Out for Life is such a winner for everyone. All we have to do is exactly what we do many other nights of the week – go to a restaurant when we’re hungry. The cost isn’t any higher and it even gives you an excuse for that extra glass of wine or saying, ‘yes’ to dessert. You just have to eat at a participating restaurant on a specific day, and the money stays in your city, “ said Chopped host and event spokesperson Ted Allen in an interview with St. Louis’ FEAST Magazine.

According to Dining Out for Life President Stacie Walls-Beegle: “We have made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, however, there is much to be done. Support for people living with HIV/AIDS and the prevention of new infections is necessary to move forward.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20 percent, as many as 240,000 of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, do not even know they are infected and may unknowingly pass the disease on to others. New HIV diagnoses are rising at alarming rates among youth ages 15 through 24.

Cities holding Dining Out for Life on April 26th include: Albany, Asheville, Birmingham, Cambridge/Boston, Charleston, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Columbia, Denver/Boulder, Detroit, Fairbanks, Ft. Walton Beach/Pensacola/Destin, Grand Rapids, Hampton Roads/Norfolk, Hudson Valley, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops, Kansas City, Lake Charles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Haven, Northern Colorado, Northern Nevada, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Prescott, Portland (ME), Portland(OR), Portsmouth, Providence, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Tacoma/Olympia, Trenton(NJ), Tulsa, and Washington, DC.  View participating restaurants and make a reservation at diningoutforlife.com.

About Dining Out For Life International: Dining Out for Life (diningoutforlife.com) was first held in Philadelphia 22 years ago and is now held in 60 cities across North America. The vast majority of Dining Out for Life events are held on the last Thursday in April. The event is sponsored internationally by Subaru of America, Open Table and Cellit, as well as many other regional sponsors and media partners and supported by thousands of volunteers. Dining Out for Life celebrity spokespeople are Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, actor Pam Grier, and Daisy Martinez, ¡Viva Daisy! host and cookbook author. More than 3,000 restaurants donate a generous portion of their proceeds from this special day of dining to the licensed HIV/AIDS organization in their city.  Nearly $4 million dollars is raised annually to support the missions of AIDS advocacy agencies throughout North America. All money raised in each city stays in each city.  Over 40,000 total people follow Dining Out for Life on Facebook and on Twitter.

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, NJ, 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.  Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards.  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.