by Katie Molpus
On Thurs. April 26, nearly 30 local restaurants and food trucks will participate in the eighth annual Dining Out for Life, a movement across the U.S. and Canada to raise funds and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS. Proceeds from the participating Charleston restaurants will go directly to the Ryan White Wellness Center.
The Ryan White Wellness Center at Roper St. Francis is a federally funded medical home for tri-county residents living with HIV/Aids. Since 2000, the center offers free healthcare to those that qualify.
Last year’s Dining Out for Life event raised $60,000 for the Ryan White Wellness Center.
This year's participating restaurants include Bar Mash, Edmund’s Oast, Bac'n Me Crazy Food Truck, and more. Diningoutforlife.com has the full list.
The official Dining Out for Life celebration will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Taco Boy with Takeover Charleston, a local LGBT community group. Music will be provided by DJ Trevor D, and local entertainers Carmella Monet Monroe, Jaisee Alexander, Victoria Vixen, and Symone N. O’Bishop will perform. A drag show will kick off at 8 p.m.