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Local restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area participate by donating a percentage of proceeds from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to Nashville CARES. Created in 1991, Dining Out For Life® is a trademarked international fundraiser conducted in more than 60 cities that raises more than $4 million for HIV annually. Nashville’s Dining Out For Life® event is in its 20th year. Our goal this year is to include more than 60 restaurants and raise more than $100,000. Each restaurant donates a minimum of 30% of all food sales during breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s Rent has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Tennessee Performing Arts Center is partnering with CARES during their performances of RENT. Use promo code NASHVILLECARES to get 20% off tickets.
The 31st Annual Nashville AIDS Walk is Tennessee's oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and advocacy event. The Nashville AIDS Walk is organized to raise awareness and financial support for ending the HIV epidemic. Fundraising for this event starts in July and culminates with a celebration and show of solidarity on the day of the AIDS Walk. As a sponsor, you will have opportunities for employee engagement, high-impact marketing efforts, and the option to have a booth at the event. These options provide you the chance to interact directly with our supporters, volunteers, and advocates. WHEN: October 1, 2022
This year's Red Ribbon Breakfast is being held on World AIDS Day. We are thrilled to announce that Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White.
One week before Christmas in 1984 Jeanne White-Ginder was told that her son Ryan, a hemophiliac, had contracted AIDS from a tainted blood product. Although the doctors gave him only six months to live, Ryan's outlook was positive and he was determined to live a relatively normal life. He wanted to stay in school and Jeanne was determined to give her son his dream. His crusade to remain in school captured the nation's attention and forever changed our view of AIDS and those living with it. Ryan White died five and a half years after being diagnosed with AIDS. Today, his name is an invitation to enjoy life, a call for understanding, and a cry for increased research. In the nearly 30 years since Ryan died, Jeanne White-Ginder has remained an advocate for the HIV/AIDS community. To this day she takes her story on the road, inspiring people throughout the country and the world by sharing Ryan’s messages and her story as a mom.
WHEN: December 1, 2022
A Nashville CARES evening celebration of love for our community. Check back here for details.
When: February 2023, TBA