By eating out one day later this month, Sacramentans can help raise awareness and funds in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On April 24, more than a dozen Sacramento-area restaurants will donate proceeds from their sales to the midtown agency CARES, the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services.
In the past, Dine Out for Life - this is its 17th year - has raised between $10,000 and $15,000 for CARES, said Julie Kennedy, who is in charge of fund development for the agency. On or about April 24, restaurants in 47 cities will join the drive. They customarily donate 25 percent of their food sales for the day to a local agency involved in HIV and AIDS work, but some restaurants also donate a portion of their wine, beer and spirits sales, said Kennedy.
CARES will dispatch representatives to each participating restaurant to hand out information and to be available to answer questions about HIV and AIDS.
The participating restaurants in and about Sacramento include Mulvaney's Building & Loan, Paesanos, Dragonfly and Lucca. A complete list can be found here.