Thursday is ‘Dining Out For Life’
Battle Creek's Arcadia Brewing Company and Territorial Brewing Company are among more than 30 restaurants participating in Thursday's annual "Dining Out for Life" event. Participating restaurants are donating 25% or more of Thursday's receipts to CARES (Community AIDS Resource and Education Services), an 11-county non-profit charged with helping minimize the effects of HIV/AIDS in southwest Michigan.
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) estimates more than 5,000 people contract HIV daily. CARES tells WBCK that often is because - in spite of groundbreaking medical advancements that essentially render the disease inactive via medications - stigma keeps many from seeking life-saving treatment.
CARES works in southwest Michigan - including in Calhoun County - to minimize the spread and effects of HIV. "Dining Out for Life" is an easy way to support the effort - just eat out at one of the participating restaurants!
Hear CARES Executive Director Kelly Doyle discuss DOFL, as well as the current HIV/AIDS picture.