Hootenanny For Haiti With McCready

by Kathy Davis on January 27, 2010

10-02-28-HootenanyTickets are on sale NOW, click here - New Show Alert!  Seattle Rock Guy was the first to point out that our own Mike McCready and other Seattle rock luminaries will be at The Showbox Sunday February 28th at 7:30 p.m. for a benefit in support of Haitian Earthquake Relief.  The funds raised will go to Partners In Health’s Stand With Haiti initiative.

Here are the show details from the Showbox website:

A Hootenanny For Haiti Showbox at the Market
SundayFebruary 28, 2010 7:30pm  Show is 21+
$15 (not including fees)
1-800-982-2787 standwithhaiti.org

Announcing Hootenanny For Haiti at Showbox at the Market in Seattle on Sunday, February 28, 2010.

For over 20 years, Partners In Health have been providing vital health care services in Haiti and are one of the largest health care providers in the country, working alongside the Haitian Ministry.

Seattle musicians unite for one extraordinary night of music to benefit Haiti.

Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Kim Virant, Kim Warnick, Kristen Ward, Mark Pickerel, Star Anna, Chris Friel, Gary Westlake, Jeff Rouse, Justin Davis, Ty Bailie and friends will perform together in an intimate setting to support the efforts of Partners in Health, who were among the first emergency medical responders to provide relief following the devastating January 12th earthquake.

And here is a little bit about Partners In Health (fyi, it was the organization that Stone Gossard chose as the recipient of his cut of the proceeds from 2009 tour fundraising):

The five fundamental principles of our work are:

1. Access to primary health care
PIH integrates infectious disease interventions within a wide range of basic health and social services.

2. Free health care and education for the poor
PIH works to ensure that cost does not prevent access to primary health care and education for the poor.

3. Community partnerships
PIH doesn’t tell the communities we serve what they need—they tell us.

4. Addressing basic social and economic needs
Through community partners, PIH works to improve access to food, shelter, clean water, sanitation, education, and economic opportunities.

5. Serving the poor through the public sector
Rather than establish parallel systems, PIH works to strengthen and complement existing public health infrastructure.

The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Through long-term partnerships with our sister organizations, we bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and work to alleviate the crushing economic and social burdens of poverty that exacerbate disease. PIH believes that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege.

Through service, training, advocacy, and research, we seek to raise the standard of care for the poor everywhere.

Even if you can’t make the rockin’ show at the Showbox, Partners In Health is a great organization, and you can support them by donating here.

Benefit Rock!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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