More than 40 Top Chicagoland Restaurants Unite for One Day to Help Raise Vital Funds for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in Chicago

Dining Out For Life® (DOFL) returns to Chicago on Thursday, April 25. Founded in 1991, the annual, international event raises vital funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate a percentage of their daily sales to DOFL and diners contribute simply by enjoying their meal with the organization’s partners. All proceeds from this year’s Chicago event will benefit Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in Chicago to continue to provide FREE services to the local community.

This year’s event features more than 40 Chicagoland restaurants and counting, including Anteprima, Cherry Circle Room, Crio, Ella Elli, Farmhouse Evanston, Marchesa, Mia Francesca, Peninsula Hotel’s The Lobby, Rogers Park Social and Space 519 – which represent many of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

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Seven-year DOFL national spokesperson, the host of Chopped on The Food Network and former Chicago resident, Ted Allen says, “For me, it’s a great privilege to give my time alongside people who work full-time in this field. Dining Out For Life gets more guests into local restaurants and all of the local money stays local. It enriches the culinary community and feeds people.”

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AboutDining Out For Life:

Dining Out For Life®, which began in 1990, is an one-night fundraising event in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. This annual event raises money for community-based organizations that serve people living with or impacted by HIV. With the generous participation of restaurants, volunteers, corporate sponsors and dining patrons, all funds raised support life-saving HIV/AIDS care and services for people within the community. Dining Out For Life® Chicago benefits TPAN, one of Chicago’s longest-running nonprofit healthcare and HIV services organizations. 

About TPAN:

For over 30 years, TPAN has been one of Chicago’s leading nonprofit healthcare organizations. TPAN offers free services to a diverse community of people affected by HIV, hepatitis C and related conditions. Staff and volunteers take a holistic approach in caring for clients and provide a one-stop shop for their needs, including access to medical care, prevention education, social support and referrals to other programs at TPAN or other service providers. TPAN’s goal is to help clients achieve optimal physical, psychological and emotional wellness and a better quality of life for themselves and their loved ones.

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