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HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL HAAM BENEFIT DAY TO DATE

October 21, 2012 HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL HAAM BENEFIT DAY TO DATE AUSTIN, TX (October 21, 2012) — Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is proud to announce the record-breaking success of this year’s HAAM Benefit Day, held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 across the city with over 240 participating businesses and 250 bands. The non-profit organization raised $312,000, a 33% increase from HAAM Benefit Day in 2011 that raised $235,000. “We’re thrilled with the success of this year’s HAAM Benefit Day ...

HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS ANNOUNCES 7TH ANNUAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

September 4, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS ANNOUNCES 7TH ANNUAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 PSAs From Local Musicians to Run on Local Stations Austin, TX (September 4, 2012) — Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) announced today the return of HAAM Benefit Day on Tuesday, Oct. 2. HAAM Benefit Day is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and features over 230 bands performing across the city in locations including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, clubs, restaurants and retail outlets. Residents can contribute to ...

2011 Annual Report

July 31, 2012 HAAM is pleased to announce the release of our 2011 Annual Report. Read our blog post about the release! View the report in your browser.

HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS ANNOUNCES CHAIRPERSON FOR 7th ANNUAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY

July 12, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS ANNOUNCES CHAIRPERSON FOR 7th ANNUAL HAAM BENEFIT DAY Businesses Across Austin Area Invited To Sign Up As Sponsors   Austin, TX (July 12, 2012) —Health Alliance for Austin Musicians announced today Catarina Sigerfoos as the Chairperson for the 7th Annual HAAM Benefit Day, set to take place Tuesday, October 2. Sigerfoos, a veteran in the entertainment industry, was most recently at ME Television, Austin’s music and entertainment network, where she headed up the Community Relations department. ...

HAAM ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

June 14, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAAM ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS Musicians can now apply to receive access to low-cost health benefits from HAAM AUSTIN, Texas – June 14, 2012 – Health Alliance for Austin Musicians announced today it is now enrolling new musicians to receive access to affordable health care. HAAM provides access to affordable health care for low-income, uninsured working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. “We are excited to be accepting new members into HAAM,” says Carolyn Schwarz, executive director, Health Alliance for ...

HAAM ANNOUNCES 5TH ANNUAL CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS

March 30, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAAM ANNOUNCES 5TH ANNUAL CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS Austin’s Corporate Musicians Take the Stage to Raise Money for Healthcare Organization AUSTIN, Texas – March 30, 2012 – On April 19th, Austin’s most unlikely musicians, including doctors, software engineers and lawyers, will take the stage to raise funds for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, a local non-profit organization that provides Austin’s low-income musicians with access to affordable healthcare. Corporate Battle of the Bands, sponsored by H-E-B and Cirrus Logic, will ...

AETNA FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $10,000 TO HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS

March 8, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AETNA FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $10,000 TO HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS Aetna Chairman and CEO to Present Donation to HAAM During Private Event Celebrating App WHAT: Delivering on its mission to promote wellness, health and access to high-quality care for everyone, the Aetna Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc., has donated $10,000 to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), a nonprofit focused on providing Austin’s low-income musicians with access to health services. On Saturday, March 10th, the Aetna Foundation will ...

HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO HAAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

November 15, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO HAAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of HAAM Benefit Day Committee 2012 Also Announced Austin, TX (Nov. 15, 2011) — Health Alliance for Austin Musicians has elected three new members to the HAAM Board of Directors and named the chairman of the HAAM Benefit Day 2012 Committee — just after celebrating the most successful HAAM Benefit Day ever (Tuesday, October 4), with more businesses participating, more acts performing live music, more HAAMbassadors and community ...

Benefit day supports healthcare for Austin musicians – The Daily Texan

October 5, 2011 Benefit day supports healthcare for Austin musicians By Andrew Messamore “Without health insurance, many Austin musicians would be without work or the ability to support their busy schedules, said Nakia Reynoso of Nakia and the Blues Grifters. He said that without the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians there would have been many days where he would be in bed, sick and unable to perform. Downtown Austin was made into a music venue Tuesday as part of a day-long benefit for the Health Alliance for ...

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – Community Impact Newspaper

March 14, 2010 Health Alliance for Austin Musicians by Mary Tuma “AUSTIN — Carolyn Schwarz passionately recalls the story of a drummer she recently met. Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, he was forced to quit his rock band after using all of his savings on frequent emergency room visits. Since joining the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the drummer has not been to the emergency room once and is recording a new album with his band.” Read the full article online.

Steel Bluebonnet Determination – The Austin Chronicle

November 27, 2009 Steel Bluebonnet Determination Robin Shivers’ gift to the music scene BY MARGARET MOSER “Robin Shivers’ death on Oct. 26 left Austin another hole in its soul. Shivers, 53, was instrumental in creating the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, yet her other efforts in the music community were substantial. Besides years of service to the Seton health care system, she also worked with KLRU and chaired its benefit concerts.” Read the full article online.

Off the Record: End of an Ear – The Austin Chronicle

November 20, 2009 Off the Record: End of an Ear BY AUSTIN POWELL “Much like Riverboat Gambler Mike Wiebe’s Chronicle-sponsored trip to the chiropractor (see “Rattle Me Bones,” April 21, 2006), OTR visited the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians’ third hearing clinic this year on Monday at the Gibson Guitar Showroom to find out firsthand the effects of a life perpetually turned up to 11. Funded this year by the Cain Foundation, the clinics are a direct response to the results of HAAM’s 2008 customer ...

Cured HAAM – The Austin Chronicle

May 13, 2005 Cured HAAM The Health Alliance for Austin musicians to the rescue? BY MATT DENTLER “On the rainy evening of April 20, HAAM is served. The South Chicon neighborhood streets are flooded by cars and rainwater, but that doesn’t stop local musicians without medical insurance from lining up on this first night of eligibility for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The new SIMS headquarters, a renovated house in East Austin, serves as makeshift launching pad for this inaugural endeavor. Within minutes of opening ...