Is it just us, or has the weather in Austin been, well, under the weather lately? Cloudy, rainy, chilly… it has to end soon, right? Austin needs its sun!
But, even covered in clouds or drenched in rain, Austin is our city. We love it through thick and thin. From the parks to the music to the friendliness, it’s everything we want in a city.
But, speaking of our music, did y’all know that over 80% of our musicians live at or under the Federal poverty level? Last year we caught up with Health Alliance for Austin Musicians(HAAM), in the video below, and discussed the ways in which HAAM assists in providing these local-favorite musicians with health care, dental care, and everything in between.
HAAM isn’t the only one keeping our musicians (and us!) healthy. For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has provided a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Aside from helping teens and young adult in scenarios ranging from the first day of pregnancy to a single-mother looking for insurance help, Planned Parenthood is there.
The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen works hard every day to provide FREE breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. Komen Austin has provided more than $7 million in funding to local community clinics, hospitals and health care organizations for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, research for a cure.
Take a minute to learn how these organizations are part of what makes Austin great! Inspired by their work? Check out how YOU can give back on Amplify Austin Day.