On Sunday, November 4, 2012, we laced up our running shoes and tied on our red bandannas to help support the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Our team of members, non members and family joined together to participate in the event. While Austin AMA is looking to have fun this board term (cue the rock-n-roll reference you may have heard throughout this year), it was an inspiring experience to honor those that were just diagnosed, who fought the battle or who may have lost the battle to breast cancer.
The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has been raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services, as well as financial and emotional support since 1999. Up to 75 percent of the money raised each year is put to work in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all.
Austin AMA pursues partnerships with local nonprofit organizations to raise awareness, give back and ultimately support our community. The Community Outreach program has supported several organizations in different capacities including Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Lights. Camera. Help, Knowability’s 2012 Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) and Dress for Success Austin, but we look forward to exploring and supporting additional organizations in the future. Keep an eye out for opportunities to support our community through volunteering time, donating professional services and providing gently-used items or monetary donations.
Let us know if you have an organization of interest that would be a good partner for Austin AMA. Feel free to reach me by email to discuss in more detail.