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Mikel Wadewitz
Director of Communications
213.201.1521
mwadewitz@apla.org
March 2, 2017

Dine Out. Fight AIDS: Dining Out For Life Returns to Los Angeles Thursday, April 27

This one-night-only event allows diners to raise funds by enjoying a meal at one of their favorite restaurants; proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS services APLA Health and Project Angel Food provide

APLA Health is excited to announce the return of Dining Out For Life to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. The beloved fundraiser, which last took place in the city in 2011, features a diverse roster of restaurants throughout the city, which will donate a portion of their day’s receipts to APLA Health and Project Angel Food. Proceeds will help both organizations provide critically needed services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles.

Dining Out For Life invites patrons to give back to their community simply by enjoying a meal at one of their favorite restaurants. The event is an automatic opt-in fundraiser—meaning whether guests know it or not, they will be contributing to APLA Health and Project Angel Food’s programs for those living with HIV/AIDS in L.A. and ensure everyone has access to quality health care and support services.

Among the participating restaurants taking part in Dining Out for Life Los Angeles this year are: Crossroads Kitchen, The Abbey Food + Bar, Taste on Melrose, Taste at the Palisades, Tortilla Republic, Hedley’s, Mauro’s Café at Fred Segal, The Larchmont, and Spring. For an up-to-date list, and to learn more about Dining Out For Life, please visit diningoutforlife.com/losangeles.

“We are proud to bring Dining Out for Life back to Los Angeles,” APLA Health Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Thompson says. “Sitting down with friends and family for a meal is something everyone enjoys, and on April 27th people can take a simple act like dining out and make it something that has an extraordinary impact on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community.”

Additional restaurants will be confirmed in the weeks leading up to the Dining Out for Life event and will be updated on the event website as they are confirmed.

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APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 14 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.

Project Angel Food is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit provider of nutritional meals and counseling for people living with serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and renal failure. Born in response to the AIDS crisis, today Project Angel Food provides its vital services for people suffering across a spectrum of critical diagnoses and reflecting the county’s diverse demographics. Project Angel Food clients, homebound and often living alone, are unable to shop and cook for themselves, and rely on Project Angel Food as a vital lifeline of nourishment and hope. Since its inception in 1989, Project Angel Food has delivered more than 10.5 million meals to over 19,000 people. For more information, please visit angelfood.org.