Celebrate Birmingham’s 13th annual Dining Out For Life ® event Thursday, April 28. Help raise funds and awareness for HIV services by simply dining at one of more than 20 local participating restaurants.
A word about HIV/AIDS in Birmingham
According to AIDS Alabama, currently, over 13,000 Alabamians are living with HIV. Though there have been many medical advances that make HIV manageable as a chronic disease, HIV rates in the South remain high and within epidemic proportions, making AIDS Alabama’s prevention, transportation, mental health and housing services vital.
You can have fun and make a difference by gathering friends, neighbors, and coworkers to dine out (or grab breakfast, lunch or snacks) April 28 at participating Dining Out For Life® restaurants in the Birmingham area.
Each restaurant will donate up to 35% of every bill that day to AIDS Alabama.
How does Dining Out For Life® work?
You eat out at a participating restaurant, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three.
- When: Thursday, April 28, between 8AM-10PM
Some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants are participating in the event, including:
- Bamboo on 2nd
- El Barrio Birmingham
- Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila
- Rojo Birmingham
- Sol Y Luna
- Slice Pizza & Brew
- Vino & Gallery Bar
“We are so grateful to our partnering restaurants who are generously supporting AIDS Alabama. We are asking the community to dine-in or get takeout at our partnering restaurants to support AIDS Alabama’s vital programs and services.”Caroline Bundy, Director of Development, AIDS Alabama
Whether you choose a long-time favorite place or use Dining Out For Life as a reason to try someplace new, AIDS Alabama encourages you to remember to thank the restaurant staff for participating in Dining Out For Life®.
AIDS Alabama has been making a difference in the community for 35 years
For three and a half decades, AIDS Alabama has been making a difference in the Birmingham area through its programs, services and advocacy efforts.
ICYMI, here’s some of what they provide to people living with or at risk for getting HIV.
- advocacy training
- case management
- education around HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- emergency food, shelter, supportive services + clothing for LGBTQ+ youth (coming soon: The Way Station, Alabama’s first shelter for homeless youth)
- housing assistance
- LatinX outreach programs—providing medical translation services, linkage to care and immigration support
- mental health services
- peer support
- substance abuse services
- support groups
- testing for HIV + STIs
Get in on the action—volunteer to be part of Dining Out For Life®
The easiest way to get involved in this fun event is to gather everyone you know and eat at a participating Dining Out For Life® restaurant.
Want to do more? Volunteer as a virtual Dining Out For Life® Ambassador or Table Captain.
Interested? Contact Christy Little, AIDS Alabama’s Development Coordinator, for details.
Dining Out For Life®’s national sponsor is Subaru of America. ® = Registered trademark of Dining Out For Life International