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Focus Middle Tennessee Partners with Nashville CARES

Member News Release


August 21, 2019



Contact: Selena Haynes

Associate Publisher




Focus Middle Tennessee Partners with Nashville CARES 


NASHVILLE - Focus Middle Tennessee (FMT) is currently reserving advertising space until September 30 for its November/December issue, CHOW, which will feature local food and beverage establishments and will also include a holiday guide. For this issue, FMT is partnering with Nashville CARES to donate a portion of advertising proceeds to its 2020 Dining Out for Life® campaign. 


Restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee are invited to participate in this fundraising campaign and will receive a discount on the current ad rate along with several other add ons at no charge. Contact info@focusmidtenn.com or call 615.603.6169 for more information and to reserve your ad space.

The 18th annual Dining Out For Life® is the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind. The event has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America. This year Dining Out For Life® will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Over 20,000 people are expected to dine at more than 80 participating restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to support the work of Nashville CARES. Restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life® by donating anywhere from 30-100% of the day’s sales from either breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to Nashville CARES.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Focus Middle Tennessee for our Dining Out For Life® fundraising event,” said Debbie Barnett, Director of Marketing & Communications at Nashville CARES. “FMT is committed to making a difference in our community and have faithfully supported the work of Nashville CARES since they first launched. We love the magazine and are continually impressed by its quality in both content and design.”

About FMT: FMT is an LGBT+ and ally-centric magazine featuring localized content on people, places and events throughout Middle Tennessee. With nearly 200 distribution locations, FMT is providing access to quality content even in the smallest of areas. FMT is the sister publication to Focus Mid-South. Both magazines are published by Ray Rico Freelance, LLC and are free for our readers in print and online. What’s your focus? Our focus is you. 


About Nashville CARES:  

Nashville CARES is Tennessee’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. 


Our Mission: Nashville CARES mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV. 


Our vision is a community where HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to the care, treatment and support to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency without stigma or discrimination. 


Last year Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to more than 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at NashvilleCARES.org and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


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