Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HAAM BENEFIT DAY 2009 & GOOD EGGS & HAAM FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT

"This is one fine organization & a Godsend to yours truly & many other needy Austin musicians. I'd probably be dead or soon-dead if they hadn't offered me a helping hand. Please be generous with your support." -- T. Tex Edwards

HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS SUPPORTER NEWS
SPECIAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY EDITION
(a newsletter from HAAM)

www.healthallianceforaustinmusicians.org
www.myhaam.org
www.myspace.com/myhaam
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-TX/Health-Alliance-for-Austin-Musicians/48911101474
http://twitter.com/myhaam


EAT, SHOP, DONATE, AND ENJOY ON THE FOURTH ANNUAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY!


On Tuesday, September 22, join the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) in keeping music in Austin alive and well.

Here’s how you can help:

EAT & SHOP at 170 local participating businesses and restaurants, with 5% of your purchase going to HAAM. Download the list of participating businesses and music schedule.
DONATE your spare change to the HAAM Benefit Day donation boxes at each of the music performances. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by Topfer Family Foundation.
ENJOY live performances from over 90 local musical acts throughout the day. Download the list of participating businesses and music schedule.
Also,

Forward this message to your friends to let them know how they can help!
Are you on Twitter? Find us at @myhaam and make sure you tweet on September 22 to keep your followers up to date on the HAAM Benefit Day happenings.
On Facebook? Become a fan of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
Play Your Part! Come out on Tuesday, September 22nd to support local musicians’ health!

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians was founded in April 2005 when Seton Family of Hospitals and St. David’s Foundation joined forces with The SIMS Foundation to provide medical, dental, and mental health care to the city’s hard-working, uninsured low-income musicians. More than 1,600 member-musicians, most 35 and younger, have been served.

To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.MyHaam.org.


GOOD EGGS & HAAM FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT

Good Eggs & HAAM, the new outreach group of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians that spreads the word about HAAM and musicians’ health care, hosts a benefit concert in September with Austin-based pop-rock band nelo.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music by nelo starts at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River St., on the inside stage. Tickets are $25, on sale now through Frontgate Tickets and www.stubbsaustin.com.

Good Eggs & HAAM members — young professionals passionate about live music, who understand that musicians are a unique and important cultural and economic part of Austin, and who have a desire to give back and support musicians' health care — are inviting their friends and the public to the concert. Proceeds benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.


The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Tax-deductible donations can be made on-line at: https://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=18 or by mail with a check payable to Austin Community Foundation/HAAM Fund to PO Box 301496, Austin, TX 78703-0025. HAAM is a special project fund of the Austin Community Foundation.

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