PubliCalendar: The Future of Health Care
Today's picks for civic nerds
We ❤ Seattle: Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert
Planned Parenthood's Someone You Know Fund—a collection of donations that help provide health care to women and men unable to afford it—got a significant boost at last year's benefit concert, and this year the organization hopes to top those numbers.
But PP can't do it without some help from the community. Head to Nectar Lounge in Fremont tonight to see performances from a lineup of local indie/alternative bands (incluing La Luz and The Gods Themselves), and let some of your weekly entertainment budget double as a donation to a great cause.
We ❤ Seattle: Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert, Fri, July 18, 8pm, Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, $12–$30.
Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Public Meeting
City council member Kshama Sawant headlines the list of speakers at this year's PNHP Western Washington chapter public forum, titled "Health Care is a Human Right: Making it Real in Washington State." PNHP is a national group that advocates for a single-payer health-care system.
The Affordable Health Care Act, known both affectionately and with vitriol as Obamacare, includes a provision that leaves open the option for any state to craft their own health care system within the boundaries of the national law. Be a part of the conversation about the future of health care in Washington state at Kane Hall on the UW campus next Saturday evening.
PNHP Annual Public Meeting, Sat, July 19, 7pm, Kane Hall rm 120, 1410 NE Campus Parkway, free.
Radio Bust Out
KEXP just held a fundraising event to help build their new home in Seattle Center, but they're not the only radio enthusiasts in need of a cash infusion around town. A new nonprofit, community-driven radio station, called Fulcrum Community Communications, is looking for a monetary jolt to get their North Seattle-based FM broadcasts off the ground.
Join Seattle's FCC at Pono Ranch in Ballard for free live music from local acts (School of Rock, Yaima, COHO, and I'm with Amy), free food, and an opportunity to donate to a radio station seeking to augment Seattle's community-driven FM output.Radio Bust Out, Sat, July 19, 2–11pm, Pono Ranch, 4502 Shilshole Ave NW, $20 suggested donation.
2014 Puget Sound Lymphomathon
Lymphoma is among the most common cancers in the United States, so much so that the American Cancer Society has estimated a total of 18,990 people will die from one of the forms of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2014.
Join families and friends of those afflicted with the disease, along with many community members and businesses yet to have their lives impacted by it, at Magnuson Park next Sunday for a fundraising walk to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
There is no required donation, but participants are encouraged to form teams and strive to reach one of the three prize-garnering fundraising levels, starting at $500.Lymphomathon, Sun, July 20, 9am, Magnuson Park picnic shelter #3, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, various donation levels.
The day's events also include small group discussions of civic issues, a historical overview and tour of Pike Place Market, and a micro-grant writing exercise. Prepare to be better prepared to do your civic duties.
Civic Boot Camp, Fri , August 8, 9am–5pm, Paccar Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave, $125.
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