Dine Out For a Cause By Participating in C.A.R.E. to Dine Sept. 26
2013-08-14 · By Editor
The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: dine out; fight AIDS. Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent or more of food, beverage, and alcohol sales on Sept. 26 to benefit clients of the Comprehensive AIDS Resource & Education Program (C.A.R.E.), the only full service program in Long Beach and the South Bay, a department of St. Mary Medical Center.
C.A.R.E. to Dine participants will fill participating restaurants on Sept. 26, inviting their friends, family, coworkers, and personal contacts. Restaurants will benefit from increased sales and exposure to many new, first-time customers, and donated funds will stay in the Long Beach community to be used for local medical & dental care, case management, food pantries, and other essential AIDS services.
Founded in 1986 by a St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Department social worker, the C.A.R.E. Program has continuously provided specialized care for people with HIV, regardless of their ability to pay.
The C.A.R.E. to Dine Committee is still looking for participating restaurateurs and people who would like to dine out the evening of Sept. 26. For more information about C.A.R.E. to Dine 2013, please contact Jay Villarreal at (562) 624-4987 or John Blasco at (562) 624-4915.
C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff Party:
When: 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Sunday, August 25, 2013
Where: Long Beach Museum of Art
C.A.R.E. to Dine:
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Where: Participating Restaurants listed at http://careprogram.org/events/dine.
About St. Mary Medical Center
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923, St. Mary Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, offers a full continuum of primary and secondary acute care services to the Greater Long Beach community. With more than 600 physicians, more than 1,350 employees and 389 private rooms, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of leading edge technology, while ensuring dignity and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit to the community it serves. For more information, please visit us at www.stmarymedicalcenter.org.