Daily Archives: 03/25/2011

Austin Bakes for Japan

(Community Matters) more information here

Evidently the response has been overwhelming – 4 locations for the April 2 back sale – all over Austin. Online and in-person proceeds from the Austin Bakes for Japan bake sale will support AmeriCares work in Japan.

AmeriCares is rated very highly by Charity Navigator with 99% of what’s raised going to its programs. Their mission: AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization whose passion to help is matched by its ability to deliver. In times of epic disaster, daily struggle or civil conflict, AmeriCares restores health and saves lives by delivering donated medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $9 billion in aid to 147 countries. AmeriCares is able to maximize the impact of each donation due to its gift-in-kind model and the contributions received from pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers, as well as our partnerships with local health care providers around the world. Historically, for every $100 donated, AmeriCares is able to deliver more than $3,500 in humanitarian relief to people in need, including medicines, medical supplies, nutritional supplements and other vital aid.

Flash Mob: Tribute to Japan

(Community Matters) my friend/personal trainer, Cody Butler organized last night’s Flash Mob: Tribute to Japan. 500 individuals performed a 15 min fitness flash mob on the terrace of The Long Center illuminated only by glow bracelets in a choreographed, interactive movements. The performance included a mix of exercise, dance, and yoga led by Austin’s top trainers and yoga instructors. The people were positioned so as to honor the Japanese flag and end with the sun rising. Congrats to Cody, Marshall Priest and the entire H.E.A.T Bootcamp & Personal Training team