Evergreen Health and KeyBank Present Dining Out For Life On October 9. This annual event raises funds to provide services to those in Western New York living with HIV. Get the details here!

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"For the 16th consecutive year, Western New Yorkers can help raise funds to assist individuals and families in our community who are affected by HIV simply by enjoying a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner on Tuesday, October 9 as part of DINING OUT FOR LIFE, a national fundraising event held annually in more than 60 participating cities.

This year, 84 participating restaurants in Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Chautauqua counties will donate 25 percent (or more) of their proceeds on October 9* as part of DINING OUT FOR LIFE – Western New York’s largest HIV fundraiser (*two of the restaurants, Fortuna’s and Roost, will participate on Wednesday, October 10 as they are closed on Tuesdays). All money raised remains in Western New York and supports the comprehensive spectrum of HIV treatment and prevention services offered by Evergreen Health, a not-for-profit organization providing HIV services since 1983. Over $1.2 million – all of which has remained in Western New York – has been raised over the life of this event.

According to the New York State Department of Health, it is estimated that more than 2,000 individuals in Western New York are living with HIV. Evergreen provides these individuals and their families with a variety of HIV specialty care services throughout the region, including: primary care, full-service pharmacy, nutrition support, housing and transportation assistance, and mental health services. Outreach services touch another 10,000 in our community." (According to a press release from Evergreen Health)

The full list of participating restaurants, is available online at www.DiningOutForLife.com/WNY.

Credit: Evergreen Health via Youtube

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