Event to take place in 60+ cities on April 25, 2013
Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, is the newest spokesperson for Dining Out for Life hosted by Subaru®, an annual fundraiser for AIDS service organizations throughout North America. Guerra has created a limited edition t-shirt to benefit Dining Out for Life® which was debuted at a Valentine’s Day event in Philadelphia: “I am a creature of expression through fashion and through my advocacy work. Dining Out for Life is our opportunity to celebrate friends, food and being truly fabulous in helping others.”
Guerra, who disclosed his HIV-positive status on Project Runway, has become a prominent advocate for the fight against HIV/AIDS. "I was so afraid of the backlash and how people were going to react (about my HIV-positive status,) because I hadn’t talked about it for ten years, but there was this outpouring of love and support from the community at large. I really felt like it was my responsibility to continue this conversation on HIV/AIDS and that is why I have become an advocate for the cause."
Dining Out for Life spokespeople include Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, Author and Actor Pam Grier (Foxy, Jackie Brown) and Chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s ¡Viva Daisy!
Dining Out for Life International hosted by Subaru will be held on Thursday, April 25th in 60 cities across the United States and Canada. Some 3,000 restaurants participate by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day to a local AIDS service organization. An estimated $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining. Funds raised in each city benefits the designated AIDS service organization in that city.
Subaru of America is proud to enter its seventh consecutive year as host sponsor for Dining Out for Life. According to Chief Marketing Officer Dean Evans, “Subaru of America is deeply committed to this community and invested in the cause. Our nationwide network of Subaru dealers is supportive of AIDS Service Organizations across the country and Subaru drivers enjoy dining out!"
Cities participating on April 25th include: Albany, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Bay Shore (Long Island, NY), Birmingham, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Columbia, Denver, El Paso, Ferndale (Detroit), Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Walton Beach, Hawthorne (Hudson Valley, NY), Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Lake Charles, Lexington, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Brunswick, New Haven, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Portsmouth, Providence, Reno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tacoma, Tulsa, Washington, DC, and in Canada, Kamloops, and Vancouver Island.