What is Dining Out For Life?
“Dining Out For Life” is about the local community working together to make a better future for those affected by HIV & AIDS. Check out participating restaurants and book a seat below. We are so happy to have some great restaurants agree to donate a precentage of thier income on the night. Please get your restaurant involved by signing up below.
Help people like Teresa Gonzales
I started with FAP’s support groups in San Bernardino because I had a hard time coming to terms with my condition. I was in denial for maybe a decade. Then I discovered that, not only did they have those support resources, but they had the resources to really help me — counseling, help with my bills. They’ve been my backbone in dealing with this disease.
I think I came into full bloom when Art asked me to speak at a World AIDS event. I think that was an epiphany for me, in terms of coming to terms with who I was, who I am. It took so long, with the denial and dealing with the stigma, and just letting me be myself as a person.
My self-esteem went up, they helped with my self-confidence, anxiety issues, depression issues that I was battling with all these years.I wish I would have known about an organization about this when I was newly diagnosed. There’s help out there, there’s resources out there, and the best one out there is FAP. There is help.
You just have to reach out. Their support groups are the best thing for a person newly diagnosed.
Help us support people like Sammie Hancox
What FAP did for me was help me realize that I’m okay, just the way I am. There’s a support group there on Tuesday nights which connected me with other, not just men, but people living with HIV and AIDS. That is one of the places from which I’ve gained the most confidence in myself as someone who can assist others. It took for me to receive that from others so that I could learn to give it, and it’s something I give actively. In fact, because of the support group at FAP, I started an HIV support group at my church. That’s how empowered FAP has helped me to be in my life.
Besides that, they helped me get housing. I was homeless for a few months, but they helped me get an apartment. I’ve been there now for four years. Without FAP, honestly, I think I’d be lost. I think I’d be lost. I wouldn’t have a clue of who I am or how I can be of service to anyone. FAP saved my life. The staff there, they’re amazing. They’re family. It’s like going home whenever I go there. That’s just a little bit of what they’ve done for me.
Honestly, because of FAP, I started speaking. I go to colleges, universities, churches, to speak. I have no fear anymore. I’m not afraid of being known as that man who has AIDS.
There are a whole bunch of people who can’t rise above the diagnosis. I want them to know that they are just fine. God made them just the way they are. They are loved, and they are just fine. The newly diagnosed people are the most important people in the room, because they are the ones who feel now how I felt 30 years ago. It’s new, it’s still scary even though we have these medications, it’s still a scary diagnosis to get. And a lot of that fear is not about the disease as much as it is about being stigmatized. We have to beat stigma’s booty.
Mary’s Hamburger Bar & Grille
My wife and I opened the first Hamburger Mary’s in The IE in 2015 in order to have a venue here that represents the future of America : every one hanging out together and celebrating each other’s diversity no matter the race, sexual orientation , religion, gender identity , and creed. We believe this is the direction the world is going and we would like to contribute to that movement.
Mary’s is a people friendly venue and it represents that movement and everyone in it. We offer fundraising events and charity bingo for various charities including pet adoption agencies , LGBT help hotline, st Jude’s children’s hospital , Aids life cycle, etc . Please see attached pics and thank you for your consideration. Make a reservation at Mary’s for April 27th now.
The Spot Upland Cafe
When Tuolumne was born she was VERY sick and the boys decided they wanted to live a much “cleaner life” only feeding their children (Devynn and Tuolumne) food with natural ingredients and made farm fresh. On January 1, 2013 the boys started The Spot Cafe!
Since the start of the Spot Cafe the boys have strived to create a place that not only serves healthy fresh food, but a place where everyone is happy. Sharing what we have learned about healthy clean eating with your family and friends. We also take great pride in providing meals for people with all kinds of dietary needs. We offer a complete line of Gluten Free Items, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals. We also have a staff of nutritionists to help with weight lose and meal plans. We always take great care to make sure each meal is made with detail so that cross – contamination never happens.
Cafe Sevilla Riverside
BJ’S Restaurant & Brewhouse
Back To The Grind
The Spot Upland
Eddie’s Italian Eatery
BJ’S Restaurant & Brewhouse
Avanti Italian Bistro & Bar
Hamburger Mary’s Ontario
Nuno’s Bistro & Bar
House of Pong
Address: 1077 W Foothill Blvd
Phone: +1 909-625-7288
The Spot Claremont
Address: 435 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: +1 909-447-4223
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