The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians was founded in 2005. The mission: to provide access to affordable healthcare services to Austin’s uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Medical, dental, mental, hearing and vision health services are provided by the Seton Family of Hospitals, St. David’s Foundation, The SIMS Foundation, Estes Audiology and Prevent Blindness Texas.
Now well into its 6th year of existence, HAAM has allowed thousands of hard-working Austin musicians access to regular, cost-effective healthcare services. Without this alliance, working musicians who juggle day jobs and are uninsured might have a tough time finding anything but emergency care for themselves and their families.
One day each year is designated as HAAM Benefit Day, a unique event where the city unites to keep music alive and well in Austin. Many local businesses donate 5% of their day’s proceeds to HAAM, and dozens of local musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, perform throughout the day at venues and stores throughout the city. The 6th Annual HAAM Benefit Day, presented by Whole Foods Market, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
The event runs from 6am to well past midnight, and community members are invited to shop, eat out, and listen to great live music. You can visit myhaam.org to see a list of participating stores and sponsors. Check out a list of events at Do512.com/HaamBenefitDay, and see the full schedule at hbd.myhaam.org.
If you’d like to get involved, volunteers are needed for HAAM Benefit Day. Grab a shift here and help out!
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