IWG Artists Support Dining Out for Life
The Indy Webcomics Group and it’s member artists are proud to support the Damien Center in Indianapolis and it’s event Dining Out for Life this Thursday, April 28th. We will be participating by having one of our group meetups at the Red Lion Grog House in Fountain Square which is a participating restaurants. To see the complete list of participating Indianapolis Restaurants go here.
Here’s the press release from the Damien Center for more info:
FOOD FIGHTS AIDS
Dining Out For Life®, sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., is a simple yet substantial way to fight HIV/AIDS while enjoying a meal with friends and family. Thursday, April 28th marks the one-day fundraiser where nearly 3,000 restaurants in over fifty cities across the U.S. and Canada participate by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to a local AIDS service organization. To participate, just eat at one of the participating restaurants. There’s no code to mention, no special menus – just grab a bite to eat!
The Damien Center is proud to be representing the city of Indianapolis in its 17th annual Dining Out for Life event with local Event Presenting Sponsor Hoosier Parks and Casino. On April 28th, 45 participating restaurants (one of the largest restaurant events in Indy!) will donate 25% of their sales that day to The Damien Center. For an extra feel-good feeling, dine at one of our six Premier Restaurants (Adobo Grill, Downtown Olly’s, Forty Five Degrees, Pearl Bistro, Santorini Greek Kitchen, and The Pita Pit at 1 N Penn) who will donate 50% of your bill to The Damien Center. These funds will be used to support the programs and services offered by The Damien Center, including free and confidential HIV and STD testing, care coordination, a food pantry, housing and financial assistance.
So, which restaurants will be participating in the 2011 Dining Out for Life? Check out our list online at www.damien.org or www.diningoutforlife.com. We’ve got some old favorites like Santorini Greek Kitchen, Amici’s, Metro Nightclub & Restaurant, R bistro, Agio, The Legend Café, and English Ivy’s – some of whom have been participating since the very beginning! We also have some great new places like 501 Eagle, Iaria’s Italian Restaurant, and Served that we can’t wait to try. Many of our participating restaurants have been named a “Best Of” by Metromix. Check out some of the http://indianapolis.metromix.com/best-of-awards. To find a map of the restaurants nearest you, check out the map on our website.
So you want to help even more than eating out? No problem! Individuals can also serve as restaurant ambassadors. It is the ambassador’s job to encourage diners to dine in “their” restaurant the night of 28th, and to be present to tell diners about the event and the good work they’re doing simply by dining out! Information on all these opportunities is available at The Damien Center’s website. (www.damien.org)
For the latest up-to-date information, check out our tweets (@DamienCenter) and Facebook (/damiencenter). We have exclusive online perks, so follow/friend us during and after the event for the latest scoop on The Damien Center.
Support for this event nationally has grown to over 250,000 diners, thanks in large part to the efforts of Dining Out For Life Spokesperson Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s primetime competition series Chopped. Allen will be joined by Pam Grier, actress, advocate and author of the memoir Foxy—My Life In Three Acts. Subaru is the proud Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life.
We are delighted to have numerous sponsors for this year’s event, including Event Presenting Sponsor Hoosier Park Racing Casino, along with GayIndy.com, The WORD, Entercom Indianapolis, NUVO, Fineline Printing, WTHR Channel 13, Yelp Indianapolis, Just Pop In, The Bilerico Project, and Jockomo’s UpperCrust Pizza.