More than 75 Island restaurants are taking up the fight against HIV and AIDS and supporting them is as easy as picking up a menu.
Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraiser supporting Island programs and services for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. People simply getting together for a meal is symbolic of nutrition and its role in keeping symptoms of the disease in check.
For one day on April 24 participating restaurants will donate 25 per cent of food sales to AIDS Vancouver Island.
This year 14 restaurants in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum are participating with local favourite dishes and a few new recipes prepared for the day.
Since 2005 the annual event has raised more than $200,000 for AID and HIV services Island-wide.
Dining Out For Life Vancouver Island is part of an international effort involving AIDS service organizations serving 60 cities and regions across North America. In 2013, Dining Out For Life events across Canada the U.S. raised more than $4 million for HIV/AIDS nutrition programs.
For more information about Dining Out For Life, please visit the event website at www.diningoutforlife.com.