Dining for Friends celebrating 21st year

Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dining for Friends, the annual series of parties that has raised over $2 million for the Triad Health Project in its first 20 years, is about to kick off its third decade.

The event, which features separate fundraising parties individuals host in formats ranging from cookouts and potluck get-togethers to formal dinners, will culminate May 8 with a dessert gala at the Greensboro Coliseum featuring the Raleigh-based Sleeping Booty Band.

All proceeds from Dining for Friends, which raised $110,000 last year, go to the Triad Health Project, which provides “practical and emotional support to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS,” says Shane Burton, director of development.

Founded in 1986 and operating with 20 employees and an annual budget of $1.4 million, the group provides case-management services to over 500 clients, tests over 600 people for HIV in a typical year, and provides prevention and education programs to over 1,000 people a year.

Replacements Ltd. is underwriting sponsor for Dining for Friends.

To host a party, contact Burton at sburton@triadhealthproject.com or Jeffrey Shisler at jshisler@triadhealthproject.com, or either of them at 336.275.1654.

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