Dining Out For Life: Hundreds of local restaurants donating part of profits to Project Angel Heart

DENVER - You have a great excuse to dine out!

More than 250 restaurants in the Denver and Boulder area are donating 25 percent of their food sales to Project Angel Heart.

This is the 20th anniversary of Dining Out for Life, a collective fundraiser for the non-profit organization.

Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers nutritious meals, at no cost, to those coping with life-threatening illness in the Denver Metro and Colorado Springs areas.

The organization and its volunteers serve more than 530,000 meals every year to 2,300 Coloradans. In February, Project Angel Heart celebrated the delivery of its 5 millionth meal!

The fund helps men, women and children living with illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, end stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This year's event features new restaurants including Old Major, The Populist, Sugarmill and Bruxie, and classics like Racines and the Cherry Cricket, which have partnered with the event from the beginning.

You can find a full list of participants at diningoutforlife.com.

More than 90,000 people along the Front Range are expected to take part.

This year you will also have the chance to win a year's worth of groceries from Whole Foods -- worth about $2,500.

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