Besides helping out through your donations, you can also take your level of involvement a little bit deeper by volunteering as a Restaurant Host or Ambassador at this year's event, slated for Tuesday, April 26. The requirements aren't too taxing:
Volunteer Restaurant Host: Invite your friends and associates. Each restaurant host is encouraged to have a minimum of 30 of their friends and associates dine out at their restaurant during the event — but the more the merrier!
Volunteer Ambassador: Assist Volunteer Hosts, ensuring all Dining Out For Life promotional material is out on the tables that night. Hand out “I Dined” stickers to participants and distribute donation prize/drawing envelopes.
Basically, if you like to dine out and have like-minded friends on your Facebook roster, you're qualified. For more information, contact Jenean Davis — jdavis@NashvilleCARES.org or 259-4866, ext. 291.
It's not too early to start planning your dining for that day and making reservations for what should prove to be a busy night for participating restaurants. If you schedule it correctly, you could hit three different places — breakfast, lunch and dinner — or even grab a nightcap on the way home. For a list of places to visit, which meals they are serving and what their percentage of donation will be, visit the Dining Out for Life website. Special kudos to Suzy Wong's House of Yum for donating 100 percent of their dinner proceeds that evening and Kalamatas for participating at the 75 percent level at all three of their locations.