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Dine Out In Ferndale To Save Michigan Lives

By |2015-04-29T09:00:00-04:00April 29th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Dining Out for Life, the international fundraiser that raises money for AIDS service organizations, takes place April 30 and will benefit the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
ActionAIDS in Philadelphia established Dining Out for Life in 1990. Since then, Dining Out for Life has grown into an internationally organized effort and an annual tradition. On the last Thursday of April, diners gather participating restaurants and a percentage of the bill is donated to a local HIV/AIDS services organization.
The Michigan AIDS Coalition seeks individuals and restaurants to participate in the one-night dining event, which will take place at participating restaurants across the metro area.
The Michigan AIDS Coalition (merged with former MAF and MAPP) is one of Michigan’s largest non-profit, community-based organizations dedicated to health promotion, harm and risk reduction, HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention education, grant making and public policy. MAC has conducted thousands of workshops and trainings, reaching more than a half a million people — 30,000 in the last year alone. With more than 30 years of combined experience in HIV/AIDS advocacy, education and outreach, MAC will continue its mission until it is no longer necessary. (Find more information at
The concept is simple — dine at a participating restaurant April 30 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MAC. Patrons can make additional donations, which will make a very real difference for people who are affected by HIV/AIDS in Michigan.
“Dining Out for Life is one of the simplest and most enjoyable fundraisers we host all year,” says Michigan AIDS Coalition CEO Terry Ryan. “Simply by sharing a meal with friends and family at a participating restaurant, metro-area residents can help raise funds to provide counseling and testing to those in our community who are most at risk.”
While the concept is simple, Dining Out for Life is a significant fundraiser that requires the hard work and generosity of volunteers, sponsors and restaurants. More than 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada participate in Dining Out for Life and collectively have raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS support services.

Participating Restaurants to Date

Assaggi Bistro
Bella Piatti
Brady’s Tavern
ChristineÕs Cuisine
Local Kitchen & Bar
Mudgie’s Deli
Priya Indian Cuisine
Seva — Detroit
Sweet Lorraine’s — Southfield
The Bird and The Bread

For more information, or to participate in Dining Out for Life, please contact Shanthi L. Sivanandham at 248-545-1435 x105 or [email protected]. For an updated list of participating restaurants, please visit

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