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Take part in TPAN's Dining Out For Life Online Raffle!

Online raffle tickets are now available for purchase. Tickets are $5 each and each purchase is entered into a drawing for one of four different Chicago experiences. 

Peninsula Chicago

Renowned for its exceptional service, Peninsula Chicago is a luxury hotel located along the Magnificent Mile, surrounded by shopping, entertainment, and culture. At the Peninsula there a number of dining options and a top-rated spa that incorporates European, Asian, and Ayurvedic techniques. The 25-meter indoor pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center command dramatic city views. The hotel has become an integral part of Chicago life and is considered the top choice.

1 night’s stay in a Peninsula Chicago suite  (dinner included)

Ace Hotel Chicago

From the staff to the rooms to the restaurant and everything in between, Ace Hotel Chicago is a go-to pace for a staycation in Chicago. Every detail is thoughtfully and thoroughly executed. The Waydown is Ace Hotel Chicago’s rooftop bar and lounge. It offers a Midwestern watering hole inspired bar, solid cocktail list and one of the best views of Chicago's iconic skyline. The hotel is located in a stoic, industrial congregate and glass building in the West Loop.

1 night’s stay at the Ace Hotel Chicago (dinner included)

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse & Bar

HARRY CARAY'S RESTAURANT GROUP celebrates the legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster with multiple locations through out the Chicagoland area. Enjoy outstanding aged steaks, chops and other Italian cuisine favorites. You'll find the "Best Steakhouse in Chicago" (named by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll) in the historic Landmark Building in Chicago's River North neighborhood. 

$100 Gift Certificate (Dining Room & Bar only)

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

With a design that mirrors the 1920's grand hotels of Paris, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago offers refined luxury in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is home to an on-site spa and wellness center, two restaurants, Petit Margeaux and Margeaux Brasserie and boutique shopping. 

1 night stay in a Gold Coast Suite and dinner for 2 at Margeaux Brasserie.

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TPAN Dining Out For Life

This spring, Dining Out For Life returns to Chicago!

We are thrilled to invite you to take part in the return of this city-wide, annual dining and fundraising experience. Your favorite restaurants are partnering with TPAN to generate much needed funding for programs designed to educate communities and stop the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and related conditions right here, in Chicago. 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Grab your family and friends (classmates, co-workers, yoga instructor, etc.) and make plans to dine out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at a participating restaurant.

Last year, 3,057 restaurants nation-widedonated a percentage of sales from the national Dining Out For Life event to raise more than $4.2 million for HIV/AIDS services in their communities. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

The return of Dining Out For Life brings more than 60 incredible restaurants and select bars for guests to choose from! Take a look at the list that range in location from Evanston, to the Magnificent Mile, to Albany Park.

View Our 2018 Participating Restaurants

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Dining Out For Life depends on the support of volunteers and community leaders. Consider supporting the 2018 event by becoming a Host.

What is a Host?

As a Host, you'll be positioned at one of our Participating Restaurants and you'll have one exciting mission:

Reserve. Confirm. Dine

You'll work with Dining Out For Life coordinators and the appropriate restaurant reservation process (phone call, Open Table, etc.) to find the best time for you to Host your dining experience. You'll invite your friends, family, and colleagues to dine with you and as the date gets closer, confirm your party's attendance. The night of Dining Out For Life, have a memorable dining experience and thank your guests for supporting this event by dining out. It's Hosting a dinner party with a mission! 

We'll provide you with tips and pointers to make your hosted dinner a successful event.


"Dining Out For Life is all about the community spirit of dining together with family or friends for a cause. It's an easy, fun way to support those in need, while enjoying food and meaningful conversation." Pam Grier, Actress, author, and humanitarian

Become a Host


Another way to support Dining Out For Life is by volunteering at an Ambassador. 

What is an Ambassador?

As an Ambassador, you'll be a voice and presence at one our Participating Restaurants and you'll have the responsibility of:

  • Working to fill your assigned restaurant by getting friends, family, and colleagues together to dine out for a good cause
  • Sharing the Dining Out For Life event information with your social media circles
  • Thanking diners for supporting Dining Out For Life,
  • Explaining how their support impacts the people TPAN serves.
Ambassadors will take part in a one-day training to learn tips and additional information that will insure you have a successful and fun experience. 


"I love working with Dining Out For Life because it's just such a cool, very low overhead operation that raises more than $4 million for American HIV and AIDS service organizations in a single day... It also helps restaurants and chefs get new people coming in to try what they're doing. It just seems like such a win-win-win for everybody." Ted Allen, Host Food Network's Chopped (photo credit: Peter Ross)

Become an Ambassador

Get Involved

Own or know of a bar, restaurant, or business that wants to make a difference for Chicago HIV/AIDS community?

Recommend a Restaurant

Dining Out For Life depends on the support of countless volunteers—restaurant hosts, TPAN ambassadors, community leaders.

Sign up to volunteer

Corporate Participation

Give Back As A Team
A great way to encourage company or group member engagement is
by becoming involved and giving back to the community.
Participate in Dining Out For Life by taking your team, staff, or department to lunch at one of our Participating Restaurants.
  • Bring employees or group members together to have fun while giving back!
  • There's no additional cost to participate. Dining Out For Life restaurants will have informational and promotional materials available for your group.
  • Man an important contribution and a memorable difference in three easy steps:
  • Eat. Drink. Give
Can't get the entire department out of the office? Consider having lunch delivered. You can still support the community and Dining Out For Life by ordering delivery from one of our Participating Restaurants.


Dining Out For Life is made possible by the generous support of:
TPAN Subaru of America