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Broward House announces Dining Out For Life, Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dining Out For Life is an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal on Thursday, April 28th, and support Broward House, a local HIV/AIDS service organization providing care and prevention.  To see what local restaurants are participating in 2016 just click here.  To participate all you do is get your friends together and go eat.   This is an annual one-night food and fundraising event on the 4th Thursday of April (April 28, 2016) to support a local HIV/AIDS services organization.  In Broward County the host organization is Broward House. 

The idea behind this single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS.  Each participating restaurant donates a percentage of the day's food sales, which goes to the local organization to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services.  Dining Out For Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held in cities across North America– raising an average $4 million annually.

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(National Spokespersons for Dining Out For Life – listed from left to right)

Ted Allen: American writer, cookbook author, and television personality, currently as the TV Host for “Chopped”

Daisy Martinez: Actress, model, chef, television personality and author, who hosts a PBS television series, Daisy Cooks!

Pam Grier: Actress, Author, and Humanitarian

Armondo Thomas “Mondo” Guerra: Mexican-American fashion designer who finished as runner-up on Season 8 of Project Runway, and later won the series' first season of "Project Runway: All Stars".

Broward House serves a population of those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS which mirrors the diversity of Broward County.   The agency embraces a responsibility to be a leader in combatting the impact of HIV in our community as 1 in 78 Broward County residents is HIV+.  This leadership is actualized through prevention, education, and service in order to reduce the number of individuals becoming infected by HIV, increasing the number of HIV+ individuals receiving care, supporting needed services, and reducing stigma in our community.   While Broward House began its mission in 1988, by providing housing, and it remains a core component of services, it is realized that individuals require an array of support services for true healing to occur.  It is this philosophy that has led to the expansion of services in prevention, education, case management, mental health, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and collaborative medical care, which are provided regardless of the individual’s financial status.

What does a client of Broward House looks like? We cannot provide a single picture to describe who we serve.  For that picture you must look in the mirror, at your neighbor, at the person walking down the street and the clerk behind the counter assisting you.  We serve every age, every race, every gender, every sexual orientation, every education level – HIV/AIDS is everywhere and so is Broward House.

Please join us on April 28, 2016 for Dining Out For Life.  By dining you can make a difference in a life!

Additional Information: visit www.diningoutforlife.com or Facebook/DiningOut4Life.

(Hungry Diners participating in DOFL)

(Hungry Diners participating in DOFL)

(Hungry Diners participating in DOFL holding their donation envelopes!)

(Carol Moran - Owner of Thirteen and 13 EVEN in Wilton Manors with Dining Out For Life Ambassadors)