Sarah DeLaurentis, the Director of Development and Communications at Action Wellness returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about this year’s 29th Annual 'Dining Out For Life' on Thursday, April 18th at over 150 participating restaurants and businesses in the area. Action Wellness is one of Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organizations, committed to helping people living with HIV and AIDS and other chronic illnesses. This is the organization’s biggest fundraiser, Philadelphia’s largest dining fundraiser, and all that they ask…. is that you eat out on Thursday, April 18th! When you eat out at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 18th - 33% of the proceeds goes to help three local HIV/AIDS service organizations: Action Wellness, AIDS Delaware, and Camden Area Health Education Center, Inc. The event collectively raises over $4 million every year for HIV/AIDS service organizations in over 60 states in the US and Canada. Learn more, and find participating restaurants near you at: www.diningoutforlife.com/Philadelphia. Follow on Twitter @DineOut4LifePHL, Instagram @DineOut4LifePHL, and Facebook.com/DineOut4LifePHL, and share using the hashtag #DineOutEndHIV.
In this week’s episode, Kristen Herrman speaks with Alison Flanagan, the Director of a dog rescue organization called Harley’s Haven. Alison and volunteers from Harley’s Haven, Penn Ridge Animal Hospital, ACCT Philly and a number of other organizations are organizing a large scale FREE vet clinic with spaying and neutering surgeries, vaccinations, medications, check ups, and pet supplies available to the public at no cost the weekend of April 13th and 14th. They are asking for monetary donations to help pay for this undertaking, as well as other supplies. Visit the clinic at the Cecil B Moore Center at 2551 N 22nd St. from 8am-4pm (first come, first served) on April 13th and 14th. Donate to the cause and find more information at Phillyvetclinic.com or e-mail Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.