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More than 65 restaurants to participate in annual dining fundraiser

More than 65 restaurants to participate in annual dining fundraiser 

If you’re planning to eat out this week or meet up with friends for a drink, you’ll want to mark you calendars for Thursday, April 25 when you can dine out and help support a great cause through Dining Out for Life!

In our kitchen to tell us more are Alan Witchey, president & CEO, The Damien Center, Ross Katz, Owner, Rooster’s Kitchen and Travis Sealls, Owner/Operator, Punch Burger. 

Damien Center Background:
The Damien Center opened in 1987 and is Indianapolis’ oldest and largest AIDS service organization, leading the effort to prevent the spread of HIV.

The Damien Center offers a spectrum of care through a one-stop-shop model that includes prevention services with access to free, confidential testing – and supportive and medical services for those already infected with HIV. 

Our mission is to enable those living with HIV/AIDS to move forward with their lives with dignity and help them lead abundant, productive lives.

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We have more than 12,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Indiana, and providing services for these individuals wouldn’t be possible without support from donors, community partners and fundraisers like Dining Out for Life.

More than 65 restaurants to participate in annual dining fundraiser 

Dining Out for Life Background:
Dining Out For Life® is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV.

This year is the 25th Annual Dining Out for Life in Indianapolis

The fundraising event is ALL DAY –  Thursday, April 25

There are MORE THAN 65 participating restaurants, bars and breweries this year all around the metro area!

Each year, Dining Out for Life raises around $100,000 for the Damien Center 

It’s an easy way for anyone to support the effort to end HIV in Indiana – We all love to dine out, so be sure to check out the list of participating locations at and be sure dine out at one of these locations next Thursday.

If you can’t make it out, you can also make a donation on the website.

Some of the locations are donating 50-100% of their sales that day including: 

English Ivy’s is donating 100%!!!!

Forty Five Degrees, Greek Islands Restaurant Lockerbie Pub, Rooster’s Kitchen, Ralph’s Great Divide Macaron Bar Metro, Punch Burger, Muldoons on Main – ALL of these are donating 50%

Many restaurants are donating 25% including all the Cunningham group locations including: BRU/Vida/Tavern at the Point/Union 50/Mesh/Nesso/Livery) and many more! 

More than 65 restaurants to participate in annual dining fundraiser 

In 2017, there were more than 12,000 people leaving with HIV/AIDS in Indiana.

In 106, new HIV infections were estimated to be at 39,782 in the U.S.

About 1.1 million people in the U.S. were living with HIV at the end of 2015. About 15% or 1 in 7 don’t.

To learn more, visit: (You can see a complete list of Dining Out for Life participating locations here)
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Twitter: @DamienCenter