/EINPresswire.com/ Nona Mia just launched a YouTube channel including a special new video. Asheville restaurants come together for Dining Out For Life & WNCAP. Dining Out For Life is the biggest AIDS fundraiser in western North Carolina. This year’s event is set for, today April 25.
Nona Mia just launched a YouTube channel including a special new video showing Asheville Restaurants support for WNCAP. Top Restaurants come together for Dining Out For Life & WNCAP every year for the 11th year.
Dining Out For Life Asheville is the biggest AIDS fundraiser in western North Carolina. This year’s event is set for, today April 25 and will have 111 restaurants across the Asheville area participating.
“This has been a major, major success in the past years,” said Chef Pete Affatato of Nona Mia restaurant. “Harry Brown [the event organizer] says “We have raised more than $1 million in the 11 years we’ve done this. That puts our little town on at No. 5 in the nation for fundraising efforts.”
As part of the fundraising effort, Nona Mia Italian Kitchen is sharing a short awareness video on YouTube for the event. Harry Brown, Chef Peter Affatato, Nona Mia general manager Richard Jones and Michel Baudouin Chef-owner of Bouchon and past president of Asheville Independent Restaurants appear in the video.
The group encourages everyone to come out and support the event. Chef Peter Affatato acknowledges each of the restaurants in Asheville that are supporting Dining Out For Life.
“That’s just another testimony to the people and businesses here in Asheville,” Chef said. “When there is a real cause, a real need, we come together and get things done.”
Participating restaurants, like Nona Mia, will donate 20 percent of the gross receipts for the night to WNCAP, Western North Carolina AIDS Project.
“That’s 20 percent of the gross, not net. We are making a significant contribution across the city to WNCAP,” said Yolie Affatato, Co-owner of Nona Mia Italian Kitchen. “We strongly believe in AIDS research and helping everyone afflicted by this disease. As we prepare for today’s meals and the hoped for mass of visitors, news that a baby has been cured of HIV is on our minds. That happened because of research funded by efforts like WNCAP.”
In addition to the 20 percent the restaurant kicks in, Chef Peter is encouraging patrons to include some extra in their bill for WNCAP. All donations directed to WNCAP will be set aside and tallied at the end of the night, he said. Asheville already has a history of that kind of support. Mr. Brown said the city is No. 2 in the nation “for actual dollars raised in extra donations.”
“That just reconfirms what we already know. Asheville and the surrounding areas have a heart as big as the South,” Chef Peter said. “The only reason we’re not No. 1 is because of our size. The other communities ahead of us have a lot more people and more restaurants. But I bet you if it’s totaled up per capita, Asheville leads everybody. That’s just the kind of people who live here.”
For more information about the Nona Mia Italian Kitchen please visit or call (828) 505-2028.
For more information about WNCAP, please visit their website. For a detailed list of Asheville WNCAP restaurants and the national Dining Out for Life event, please check-out WNCAP.
Chef-Owner: Peter Affatato
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