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Dine Out For Life

donateLEXINGTON, Ky. (12/3/13) – AVOL, or AIDS Volunteers, Inc., will host “Dining Out For Life” on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The annual event is a day-long fundraiser, in which people can go out to eat at participating restaurants that will donate 25 percent of their proceeds to AVOL.

AVOL provides housing and supporting services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in 72 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. The organization also provides HIV testing, education and outreach.

AVOL Executive Director Mark Royse said the fundraiser is in its fourth year. He added the event began with 21 participating restaurants, but now has 40 restaurants across Lexington that will donate.

“Diners just have to go out and eat. That's all they have to do,” said Royse. “But there are donation envelopes on the table, where folks can give donations and they can also register to win prizes just by going out and participating.”

Last year, Royse said the event raised more than $88,000 for AVOL. He hopes to break the $100,000 mark this year.

“From the buzz that we're getting and from the people talking about it and from the folks making reservations, it looks like it might happen. We're very excited,” said Royse.

Royse said people who are ill and cannot work are sometimes in danger of becoming homeless. He added that this fundraiser will help AVOL to step in and help with housing until they recover.

“We have people in the rural parts of the state who sometimes have to choose between going to the doctor or paying rent or buying groceries,” said Royse. “We can help them ease that transition, make sure they are connected to care, make sure they are getting the treatment that they need and support them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

The fundraiser will end with an official after party at Soundbar. A full list of the restaurants participating in “Dining Out For Life” is available by clicking here.

David Gillum
SurfKY News
Photo provided by avolky.org

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