Last year I dined at Acme Chophouse in support of Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for the STOP AIDS Project and it was a blast. There were lots of people I knew in the restaurant and the atmosphere was festive and fun. This year is the 7th year in the row for this event where restaurants donate 25% of their sales for the day to HIV prevention efforts of the STOP AIDS Project. The event takes place on April 24th, 2008 at restaurants all over town.
One of the things I love about this fundraiser is there are lots of ways to get involved. You can eat out at a high end restaurant like Masa’s or Rubicon or somewhere more casual like Amici’s or Pomodoro. You can check out all the participating restaurants online. You can also reserve online for many of the restaurants at OpenTable. You can also get involved by being an Ambassador.
Dining Out for Life recruits over 100 volunteers to act as ‘Ambassadors’ to each of the participating restaurants. These Ambassadors act as liaisons between the STOP AIDS Project and their respective restaurants. Ambassadors can also promote their respective restaurants between now and the night of the event, inviting friends, family and co-workers to dine at their restaurant on April 24th, 2008.