ALBANY, N.Y. -- The 11th annual Dining Out For Life event is a fundraising effort to raise money for AIDS service organizations.
Coffeetime@Hellas Bakery in downtown Albany is one of the many restaurants that you can visit on Thursday to eat food while helping to fight AIDS.
Hellas Bakery, along with more than 3,000 restaurants across the country and Canada, are donating a percentage of their sales to the cause. On average, the one day event raises nearly $4 million.
The percentage each restaurant donates varies, but at Hellas Bakery the owners will be donating 50 percent of sales from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The bakery opened last month. According to the owners, this event marks the perfect way to embrace their new community.
"We feel that HIV and AIDS have come a long way, but unfortunately we haven't found a cure yet for this disease, but there's some great medicine out there, and being able to donate to the community we have tons of folks living with this disease at this moment, and we want to help them out," said Paul Paterakis.
There are more than 40 restaurants in the Capital Region participating in this event. Head to www.diningoutforlife.com for a full list of participating restaurants.