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Dining Out for Life today -- get out and eat for Project Angel Heart

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Dining Out for Life in Denver, and more than 250 metro Denver restaurants will be donating 25 percent of their food sales all day today to Project Angel Heart, which provides life-sustaining meals for Coloradans suffering from life-threatening illnesses, including HIV and AIDS. This year Project Angel Heart hopes to raise more than $340,000 from the benefit and expects more than 90,000 diners to do their part in helping out.

See also: Project Angel Heart: Five million meals served

Project Angel Heart started delivering meals to those coping with life-threatening illnesses in 1991, and that remains its mission today. For its first meal, the charity served twelve lasagna meals (courtesy of Racines, which has participated every year); today Project Angel Heart's own kitchen puts out between 900 and 950 meals a day, which are then flash-frozen and delivered to clients around the metro area and in Colorado Springs.

In addition to knowing they're helping a good cause, this year diners also have the chance to win groceries at Whole Foods for a year -- just by taking part in the fundraiser.

For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, visit the Project Angel Heart website.

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Ben Landreth

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