cross-posted at Daily Kos & Texas Kaos
On September 12 & 13, restaurants all across Austin will be doing something very generous, donating a portion of their proceeds to AIDS Services of Austin. You can find a full list of participating restaurants here but follow me below the fold and I'll tell you more.On September 13 & 14, many restaurants in Austin are donating a portion of their proceeds to AIDS Services of Austin. This link has a list of Dining for Life Restaurants. They are having hosts at the participating restaurants and I'm hosting at at Mother's Cafe
on Monday, September 12. I hope I can pack this restaurant and maximize their donation to AIDS Services of Austin. If you're in the Austin area, and a vegetarian restrurant in central Austin sounds like a good place to spend your Monday evening, please join me. If Hyde Park is too far out of your way. check out the list of other list of Dining for Life Restaurants. But really Austinites — don't you want some yummy Jamaican stir-fry? Or a Mother's Bueno Burger? Come join me! What better way to make a difference in the lives of so many than to enjoy a great meal with good friends and know the dollars are going to an important cause.
4215 Duval St.
Monday, September 13
The other thing I'm writing anout is AIDS Walk Austin. The event isn't till October, but many people are raising money already. I was top fundraiser last year, and that is going to be a tough race this year. Here's my AIDS Walk Austin page.
Also, my friend Lisa made a quilt & there's a raffle for it, check it out here: Lisa's quilt page
AIDS Services of Austin's mission is to respond to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic. (their words).
Here are some of the great things AIDS Services of Austin does:
– They provide services such as anonymous and/or confidential HIV testing with pre- and post-test counseling.
– They do a lot of prevention work – providing proven HIV prevention strategies, including behaviorally targeted interventions for at-risk populations and prevention case management.
– Legal assistance through the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP),
– The Paul Kirby Fund provides primary dental and oral medical care to HIV+ persons.
– There's a food bank, which offers food, nutritional supplements and personal care items to case managed individuals.
– The Women Rising Project, which is dedicated to nurturing leadership, fostering self-empowerment, promoting health, improving quality of life, breaking down isolation, and building community among women living with HIV disease.
So — Austin people, go out to eat on Sept. 12 & 13, come eat with me at Mother's if you can. And everyone – please donate to the Walk at my AIDS Walk Austin page.