Updated March 31 at 10:09pm

Hilario chairs AIDS Project fundraiser

WJAR-TV NBC 10 news anchor and reporter Mario Hilario is serving as chairman for the AIDS Project Rhode Island’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser. More

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Hilario chairs AIDS Project fundraiser

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WJAR-TV NBC 10 news anchor and reporter Mario Hilario is serving as chairman for the AIDS Project Rhode Island’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser.

The event will be held on April 24 at participating restaurants across the state. Restaurants donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to AIDS Project RI.

Hilario has been anchoring “NBC 10 Weekend Sunrise” since 1997, is an Associated Press award winner, and is a five-time Emmy award nominee. He also volunteers at a number of nonprofit organizations.

“Marking the 10th anniversary of Dining Out for Life in Rhode Island, I am especially honored to chair this important event that brings about awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as raises funds for HIV testing, education and prevention efforts, and to care for people infected with HIV,” said Hilario.

AIDS Project RI Executive Director Thomas Bertrand thanked Hilario for helping raise awareness of the fund-raiser and the threat of HIV/AIDS.

As of late March, participating restaurants included:, Pamfilio’s in Cumberland; Rasoi and Hose Company No. 6 in Pawtucket; Blaze Eastside, CAV, the Flatbread Company, Gracie’s, Hanley’s, Hemenway’s, India, Kitchen Bar, Los Andes, New Rivers, Parkside, Pizzico, 3 Sisters, The Red Fez, RiRa, and Rue De L’Espoir in Providence; SpeakEasy in Newport; and the Burrito Company in Woonsocket.

A list of participating restaurants is available at www.aidsprojectri.org.

Any restaurant interested in participating should contact Amy Stein at amy@aidsprojectri.org or call her at 401-559-7896.

The AIDS Project RI is a division of Family Service of RI. For more information, visit www.aidsprojectri.org.

Mario Hilario, AIDS Project Rhode Island’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser, “NBC 10 Weekend Sunrise”¸ Pamfilio’s in Cumberland; Rasoi and Hose Company No. 6 in Pawtucket; Blaze Eastside, CAV, the Flatbread Company, Gracie’s, Hanley’s, Hemenway’s, India, Kitchen Bar, Los Andes, New Rivers, Parkside, Pizzico, 3 Sisters, The Red Fez, RiRa, and Rue De L’Espoir in Providence; SpeakEasy in Newport; and the Burrito Company in Woonsocket.

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