The Boise chapter of the American Heart Association hopes that Idahoans are seeing red. That’s because it’s Go Red week, a nationwide AHA campaign to end heart disease in women.
In Idaho, there are plenty of ways you can jump in to make a difference for women’s health between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4.
On Monday, Jan. 30, residents can learn hands-only CPR techniques for free in Boise (at the Jefferson Place Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Meridian (at ISU/West Ada District Office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Dutch Bros. locations all day) and Nampa (at Skyview High School from 5 to 7 p.m.). The technique is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breathing.
Tuesday is Healthy Selfie Day. Snap a selfie with the AHA’s Life is Why card and hashtag it #lifeiswhy and #idahogored.
Tune in on social media for Wednesday’s event — a Fight Song Flashmob whose details will be announced at a later date. Head to the Capitol Building on Friday for Wear Red Day and Youth Lobby Day.
Saturday is an excuse to shop or a reason to sweat. Stop by Macy’s at the Boise Towne Square mall and purchase a $3 Red Dress pin that supports the AHA, or visit the Village Meridian’s Cyclebar for Ride Your Heart out — three classes whose proceeds also benefit the AHA. Those classes cost $25 and will take place at 7 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Want to know more about Idaho’s Go Red movement? Find information online.