On April 30, Compass plans to tackle the rising number of HIV/AIDS cases in South Florida by supporting Dining Out for Life.
This will be Compass’ first time ever participating in Dining Out for Life, an event in which participating restaurants donate 30 percent of their earnings to Compass to help advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS. Compass is also working closely with Broward House, a charity located in Broward County that provides services to people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.
“Compass is honored to be participating in Dining Out for Life for our first time,” said Julia Murphy, Compass’ chief development officer. “Sharing a meal together can make a huge difference! Your participation will help us to continue to provide life saving HIV/AIDS services throughout Palm Beach County to those most in need.”
Murphy said that all the proceeds from the event would benefit Compass’ HIV/AIDS health services that include: education, outreach, testing, medical case management, mental health, and peer support.
The restaurants themselves are more than ready to join in to battle against the threat of HIV/AIDS in South Florida, as evidenced by one of the many restaurants participating in the event.
“[It’s a] perfect match!” said Dina Rubio, a representative from Don Ramon Restaurante Cubano & Social Club in West Palm Beach. “Dining Out for Life Event gives Don Ramon Restaurante Cubano the opportunity in our own way to support a great cause that helps the community by increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and guiding individuals in identifying their needs to obtain the appropriate services.”
The event itself will take place on April 30 at several participating restaurants located throughout Palm Beach County. Broward County’s Dining Out For Life event happened April 25, where proceeds went toward Broward House.
The participating Palm Beach County restaurants are:
- Don Ramon Restaurante Cubano
- Java Juice Bar at Studio 205
- Kapow Noodle Bar (West Palm Beach location)
- New York Grilled Cheese Company (Boca Raton location)
For more information on what you can do to help advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS, visit www.compassglcc.comto find out more.