Family Diabetes Resource Center (FDRC) is a local nonprofit created to be a temporary financial support to assist families that have children living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. While most diabetes-related nonprofits raise money for the cure of the disease, FDRC helps with the “here and now” struggles by filling the gaps of the traditional support systems through financial aid.
by Jeff Chen and Mardy Chen
Bikram Yoga is a specific sequence of 26 poses—also known as asanas—with two breathing exercises, created by Bikram Choudhury with his guru, Bishnu Ghosh, an important physical culturalist and yoga master in Calcutta, India. They used their years of experience teaching students one-on-one to develop a system of poses that would work every part of the body and could be delivered to a large group of students at the same time. For the last 15 years, the public has been misinformed about the methods of this hatha yoga system. Some common misconceptions include:
Sweet Dreams, a documentary film about the women in an all-female drum troupe in Rwanda, who together formed a cooperative and opened Rwanda’s first ice cream parlor, will be shown at two special screenings at 7 p.m., March 18 at Unity Church of the Hills, and at 7 p.m., April 1 at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. The documentary is a beautiful and deeply moving story of healing and empowerment, of forgiveness and courage and the power of music to unite. These local screenings are hosted by Sherry Gingras of DRUMZ.
I Live Here, I Give Here (ILHIGH) will launch its fourth annual Amplify Austin fundraising drive designed to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving for hundreds of Central Texas nonprofits during a 24-hour period. Amplify Austin will run from 6 p.m. on March 8 until 6 p.m., March 9.
In February, The Cancer Wellness Center (TCWC) began seeing cancer patients and survivors for a range of healing therapies at their new clinic at 3921 Steck Avenue, Suite A100, in Austin. Their diverse holistic complementary services include oncology massage therapy; manual lymphatic drainage (MLD); cancer life coaching; support group therapy; Reiki; guided meditation; and acupuncture, which has become increasingly popular as part of an integrative approach to treating the symptoms and manifestations of cancer as the side effects of Western treatments.