What: Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® benefitting Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness Center

Dining Out for Life, is an international event that takes place on Thursday, April 27th in more than 60 cities across North America each year. This will be the 7th year that Roper St. Francis and The Ryan White Wellness Center will host and is the only agency licensed to hold the event in Charleston. Find Your Favorite Restaurant HERE 


Diners enjoying their favorite restaurants on Thursday, April 27th will support the Ryan White Wellness Center’s fight against HIV/AIDS through its annual Dining Out For Life (DOFL) event. Generous local restaurants have been able to raise more than $110,000 over the last six years. Thirty local restaurants and food trucks are participating this year.

Community Events:

There are 4 community event locations where you could purchase a raffle ticket from a Ryan White staff and win an all-inclusive trip for 2 to Asheville.  Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Santi’s Takover Charleston Event – DJ, music, and an appearance by Pam Grier sponsored by Subaru of America
  • Connections Niteclub
  • Dudley’s On Ann – Charleston Blockade Rugby team will host a happy hour cookout and then later that evening a special Patti O’Furniture show dedicated to Dining Out For Life
  • Kingdom Bar & Grill – partnership with Charleston Grit to host afterparty as well as a special drink that evening where %100 of proceeds will go towards Ryan White


The Ryan White Wellness Center was selected as the national Dining Out For Life host site. National Host Sponsor Subaru is sending DOFL spokesperson and film star, Pam Grier, to Charleston to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

Pam Grier was the first African-American woman to headline action films, playing bold, powerful women in Coffy, Sheba Baby, Friday Foster and Foxy Brown. She rekindled her superhero appeal with hits like Jackie Brown and hit television series The L Word, and is currently in development on several exciting projects. 2017 is Pam’s seventh year serving as a spokesperson for Dining Out For Life.


It couldn’t be easier to participate and give back.

“Grab breakfast on the way to work, grab lunch with your coworkers or meet a group of friends for dinner and drinks’,” said Kim Butler, Director of the Ryan White Wellness Center. “The restaurant does all the work and makes a donation on your behalf.”

Pick your favorite restaurant from the list at, eat, and support the Ryan White Wellness Center during Dining Out For Life.

Follow the Ryan White Wellness Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates as we continue to add more restaurants to the list.


About Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness Center

The Ryan White Wellness Center is a comprehensive HIV medical home. The name reflects our commitment to a holistic approach to wellness, as well as helping to ensure that patients feel comfortable about receiving care in a welcoming environment. The Center reaches out to HIV-positive adults throughout South Carolina, but particularly in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, to provide access to essential medical care, case management, and other supportive services as well as housing, mental health, and health insurance assistance.

 About Dining Out For Life

Dining Out For Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held across North America and raising an average $4 million annually. The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day’s food sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services. For more information, visit or Facebook/DiningOut4Life.  

Contact Topher Larkin for Ryan White Wellness Center

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