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.