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Foster in Austin


Austin Children's Shelter, 4800 Manor Road, Austin | TX
Sunday, August 31st
5:00 - 7:00 pm


Foster in Austin, a program of Austin Children's Services, is conducting an orientation for becoming a foster parent. Learn what being a foster parent entails and how Foster in Austin supports families. FIA partners with couples and individuals who want to provide nurturing and safe homes for children and youth in the foster care system by providing extensive training and support. The orientation will be held at Austin Children's Shelter on Sunday August 31st at 5:00pm.  RSVP by email to foster@austinchildrenshelter.org or call 512-499-0090.

For more information visit: http://www.fosterinaustin.org

Brain Power 5K-Race Against Brain Cancer


Cedar Park Center | Austin TX
Sunday, September 7th
8:00am


Join the 4th Annual Brain Power 5K, Central Texas’ Race Against Brain Cancer -- funding brain cancer research, recognizing brain tumor survivors and remembering loved ones lost to this devastating disease. The race is proud to benefit the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for Brain Cancer Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as local efforts in our Central Texas brain tumor community. Local efforts include assisting underprivileged brain tumor patients through Austin Cancer Centers LIVE Foundation and brain cancer research at Scott & White Brain Tumor Center.

If you are a brain tumor survivor or have a loved one that has been affected by a brain tumor, please contact us so that we may recognize them. The Brain Power 5K is here for our Central Texas brain tumor community.  The race will take place on the scenic streets of Williamson County on September 7th starting at the Cedar Park Center, just northwest of Austin. It features a UST&F certified course which is flat, fast and stroller friendly. There will be age group awards from the chip-timed 5K in 5 year age categories (from 12 and over to 70+). All Kid’s K participants will receive a medal as well. After the race, join in a celebration honoring our brain tumor community with generous sponsors offering delicious food and drinks to all.

For more information, visit: http://www.brainpower5k.com/

Walk to End Alzheimer's


Camp Mabry, Austin | TX
Sunday, October 12th
10:00 am


The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. In addition, your actions, both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community.  

The Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter will host the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, October 12th at Camp Mabry and we would love for you to join us.

For more information, visit: http://alz.org/walk

Jill Harrison


Salvation Army Austin's  2014 Volunteer of the month-July