More Restaurants, More Community Support For D.A.P. From Dining Out For Life 2015
On-track to set a new record of more than $175,000 raised!!
PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 15, 2015 - Many people who chose to Dine Out, Fight AIDS on
Thursday, April 30 also slipped a little something extra into envelopes for Desert AIDS Project. Those envelope donations of nearly $26,000 from the total of 54 participating restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and other businesses along with generous sponsorships of more than $47,000 put Dining Out For Life 2015 on pace to break our local records as we expect to raise a total of more than $175,000!
April 30 also slipped a little something extra into envelopes for Desert AIDS Project. Those
envelope donations of nearly $26,000 from the total of 54 participating restaurants, coffee
shops, bars, and other businesses along with generous sponsorships of more than
$47,000 put Dining Out For Life 2015 on pace to break our local records as
we expect to raise a total of more than $175,000!
We couldn't be more pleased. Dining Out had 13 new restaurants this year, including Ristretto and
Pho 533 as first-time participants who donated 100% of their sales to D.A.P.! said
Darrell L. Tucci, Chief Development Officer of Desert AIDS Project. There
were restaurants from Sam's Indian and Pizza in Joshua Tree to Vicky's
of Santa Fe in Indian Wells with lots of other choices in between,
including three new restaurants in Palm Desert alone. Some of
the participating businesses told us this was their best
day ever like Smoke Tree Barbecue and others,
like Chez Pierre , told us they had new diners there, specifically for Dining Out For Life.
The top three performers this year are once again Lulu California Bistro , Spencer's , and Trio
who are within just a few dollars of each other. Barbara and Jerry Keller , Harold Matzner, and
Tony Marchese and Mark Van Laanen continue to set the standard for Dining Out For Life, Tucci added.
This year, some of the restaurants like Alicante , Appetito Deli, Cello's, Cello's Pantry, Chez Pierre,
Copley's, Jake's, Jus Chillin, Rio Azul, Ristretto, Smokin' Burgers, Tropicale, and Zin American
Bistro helped D.A.P. promote the event by making short videos that were pushed out through
social media. If you missed them, check out the fun by viewing this short playlist.
D.A.P. would like to thank local Presenting Sponsor Bank of America and our local event sponsors Sysco,
Diageo, the City of Palm Springs, and Santa Monica Seafood for their generous sponsorships, as well
as sharing our gratitude for International Sponsor Subaru of America .
ABOUT DESERT AIDS PROJECT
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) serves our community with primary and HIV-specialty services, including
medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P.
also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the
communities it serves. Comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV testing,
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP,) STI testing
and treatment, and well-woman services, are also available at The DOCK, located
at D.A.P.s main campus at 1695 N. Sunrise Way at Vista Chino in Palm Springs.
To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.
Director of Marketing & Communications
760-323-2118 ext 434
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