Nashville CARES Announces 2014 Dining Out For Life Co-Chairs

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN – The 12th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising!


The event’s returning Co-Chairs, Chris Chamberlin and Jay Matheney, are excited to welcome Shamille Wharton, a local food blogger and Account Advisor with Emma, as a Co-Chair. The Co-Chairs, in addition to Bob Deal, Honorary Co-Chair, are excited to welcome new and returning restaurants to this year’s Dining Out For Life Nashville event.


“Dining Out For Life is such a simple and pleasurable way to support a great cause—come together at the table with good friends to enjoy good food. We are so grateful for the ongoing generosity of Nashville’s independent restaurant community who year after year extend such wonderful hospitality to Nashville CARES,” said Deal.


Over 70 restaurants will participate, donating 30% – 100% of their sales for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to Nashville CARES that day.  All you have to do is gather your friends, family and coworkers and head to a local participating restaurant.


“Dining Out For Life is one of Nashville CARES’ most successful events for two primary reasons.  First and foremost, the incredible generosity of Nashville’s restaurant community in coming together for this one-day event.  Second, it’s easy for anyone to participate:  just dine out at any of the participating restaurants around town, and a portion of your check will be donated to CARES,” said Co-Chair, Jay Matheney.


“As a food writer, I’m always pleased to be able to help bring diners and great restaurants together, especially those that support the important works of Nashville Cares,” said Co-Chair and long-time supporter of CARES, Chris Chamberlain.


Nashville CARES holds the only Dining Out For Life event in Tennessee.  For one day of the year, we encourage Nashville to Dine Out and Fight AIDS!  All proceeds from Dining Out For Life support Nashville CARES’ programs and services that support thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS here in our community.  To find a participating restaurant, visit


Restaurants that are interested in participating should contact Chris McCune at 615-259-4866 or for more information about the event.


About Nashville CARES:

Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 44,000 youth and adults, 13,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease. For information about Nashville CARES, visit and “like” us on Facebook at


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Media Contact:  M. Patrick Hamilton
Chief Development Officer
615-259-4866 ext. 252