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  • Writer's pictureJoey Amato

29th Annual Dining Out for Life® Indianapolis This Thursday!


Damien Center will hold the 29th Annual Dining Out for Life® Indianapolis fundraiser on April 20, 2023. Support local businesses and dine out, order takeout, or grab drinks at one of the more than 75 participating locations and a portion of your proceeds will go back to Damien Center to end HIV in Central Indiana.


Why: Dining Out for Life® is an easy way for anyone to support the effort to end HIV in Indiana. Funds raised will go to Damien Center, Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization. Damien Center is a leading resource, provider, and advocate for comprehensive HIV care, prevention, education, and related services and provides a one-stop-shop model of care that is vital to ending HIV in Indiana. 95% of new HIV cases were linked to care within 30 days, nearly doubling the average rate for Central Indiana at 48%. Damien Center’s medical patients also have a viral suppression rate of 91%, meaning they cannot sexually transmit HIV to another person, compared to the Central Indiana average of 60%. Since 1987, the Damien Center has served as Indiana’s largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) by providing services to more than 25% of all individuals living with HIV in the state. Last year, the Center cared for 6,500 unique clients, more than double the number of clients served six years ago.


When: Thursday, April 20, 2023 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Where: More than 75 restaurants across Central Indiana. A complete list of participating locations can be found at: www.diningoutforlife.com/city/indianapolis


*The following restaurants are donating 50% of sales: Bodhi, English Ivy’s, FortyFive Degrees, Greek Islands Restaurant, Macaron Bar, Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar, Ralph’s Great Divide, Skyline Club, Wine Market & Table


Statistics: • In 2022, a total of 14,250 persons were living with HIV/AIDS in Indiana. Most people living with HIV/AIDS in Indiana are concentrated in the urban areas of the state, however, rural areas can also be affected. The majority live in Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Metropolitan area.


Dining Out for Life® on Social Media: • #DOFL317, #DineOutEndHIV, #DiningOutForLife • @DamienCenter or Facebook.com/thedamiencenter/

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