NBC 10’s Mario Hilario Chairs Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 24

PROVIDENCE, RI – AIDS Project Rhode Island is proud to announce that longtime NBC 10 news anchor and reporter Mario Hilario will again be chairing this year’s Dining Out for Life ®. This signature fundraising event will be held on Thursday, April 24 at participating restaurants across the state.

Mario has been anchoring NBC 10 Weekend Sunrise since 1997, is an Associated Press award winner, and is a five-time Emmy award nominee.  He also generously volunteers his time at a number of nonprofit organizations.

“Marking the 10th anniversary of Dining Out for Life in Rhode Island, I am especially honored to chair this important event that brings about awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as raises funds for HIV testing, education and prevention efforts, and to care for people infected with HIV,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have Mario as our chair, helping us to not only raise awareness of Dining Out for Life, but to raise awareness that HIV/AIDS is very much a threat,” said AIDS Project RI executive director Thomas Bertrand, MPH. “We see the toll it takes every day in our work at AIDS Project RI.”

The concept of Dining Out for Life is simple: eat at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 24.  A list of participating restaurants is available at www.aidsprojectri.org.

As of late March, the following restaurants are participating: In Cumberland, Pamfilio’s; in Pawtucket, Rasoi, and Hose Company #6; in Providence: Blaze Eastside, CAV, the Flatbread Company, Gracie’s, Hanley’s, Hemenway’s, India,  Kitchen Bar, Los Andes, New Rivers, Parkside, Pizzico, 3 Sisters, The Red Fez, RiRa , and Rue De L’Espoir;  in Newport, SpeakEasy; in Woonsocket: the Burrito Company.

AIDS Project RI continues to recruit restaurants, so the list will likely change up to April 24.  Any restaurant interested in participating should contact Amy Stein at amy@aidsprojectri.org or call her at 401-559-7896.  Restaurants donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to AIDS Project RI.

For more than 30 years, AIDS Project Rhode Island has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.   AIDS Project RI is a division of Family Service of RI.  More information is available at www.aidsprojectri.org.

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