Chicago is Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 25

Wed. April 24, 2013 7:51 AM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - EdgeAlliance's Dining Out for Life campaign celebrates 20 years of helping men, women and children impacted by HIV/AIDS by partnering with local restaurants.

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, participating restaurants around Chicago will donate a portion of their proceeds to EdgeAlliance, allowing its residents to sustain healthy lives through affordable housing and programming. Chicago is one of 60 cities across the United States and Canada participating in the event, making Dining Out for Life the single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country.

In 2012, more than 8,000 diners and over 80 Chicago restaurants raised $115,000. This year, EdgeAlliance hopes to add to its list of esteemed Chicago dining spots and raise $150,000 for Chicagoans impacted by HIV/AIDS.

"We at Halsted's welcome the opportunity to show support for EdgeAlliance and their Dining Out for Life campaign by being a participating restaurant," said Sean Kotwa, General Manager at Halsted's Bar & Grill. "Our shared support with residents of Chicago – to uphold the traditions of good taste and community outreach – makes this venture a natural fit."

Actress and advocate Pam Grier joined Dining Out For Life as co-spokesperson along with Food Network host Ted Allen.

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit:

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