Night of 100 Dinners 

Fill your belly and your heart this weekend with an event happening in dining rooms and private homes all over the city. 

On the Night of 100 Dinners, parties will be held and plates ordered all in the name of raising money for The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation. The idea behind the event, on November 12th, is for people to host parties or go out to dinner, all in an effort to raise funds and awareness for parents and children positively affected by the good work done at Rainbow.
Participating restaurants will be donating a portion of the proceeds generated that night. Diners need only mention “Rainbow” when they place their order and a portion of their total bill will go to the cause.

At private parties all across the area, be it catered events, pizza parties for kids or family style feasts, guests will be encouraged to make donations through the hosts. People are still signing up to be hosts, from Vermilion to Concord…Hinkley to Bainbridge. One hundred hosts and counting.

“We can’t thank the community enough for their continuous generosity that helps us deliver the most positive hospital experience to our patients and families,” said Patti DePompei, president of UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s.


How will you know if a restaurant is part of the fun and fundraising? Look for one of these luminaries outside, indicating the establishment is participating in the Night of 100 Dinners. Or, for a listing of participating restaurants, many of which belong to my friend, restaurateur, and Honorary Chair of the event, Chef Zack Bruell, check out at  That website also has sample e-invitations for hosts, if you’d like to put something together.  There are 10 local restaurants joining in on the FUNdraising, in addition to six of Bruell’s establishments (click here for that list).

You can also learn more about about the healing and helping going on at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital at

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