Get your first aid on

January 21st, 2014 at 11:44 am by under 2 KASA Style

Couple things today, folks… get out there and give someone a hug.  It’s National Hugging Day and to celebrate, we’re talking with Tim Harris of Tim’s Place.  This weekend, Tim’s joining up with the Albuquerque Fire Department for their Random Acts of Kindness drive.  The program aims to raise money to support the AFD’s campaign to help those befallen by hard times and bad luck.  Tim’s personal goal is to double what they raised last year, both in $$ and hugs.  Go out and grab a hug from Tim and help our great first responders in AFD.

Today, we’re talking about some fringe topics of first aid.  First off, wilderness first aid is something that’s just as vital for a good hike as the proper gear.  It’s a necessity and one that if overlooked, might lead to serious injury or worse.  REI offers classes on wilderness first aid that will keep your next outing safe.  While this weekend’s class is full-up, you can still enroll in next month’s happening at the REI in Santa Fe.

We’re also talking with the American Red Cross about their new Pet First Aid app.  The app is designed to give pet owners the proper education, skills and preparedness in the event of a catastrophic emergency.  From CPR, injury, to the more mundane and less life-threatening situations of fatigue and dehydration, all topics are covered for a mere 99 cents (less than a cup of coffee).  Best part -iOS and Android platforms are supported so EVERYONE can use it!

And while it’s not necessarily first aid, let’s talk health.  More to the point health through dance.  Even more to the point, NDI New Mexico.  Both Governor Martinez and First Lady Obama are strong supporters of our children’s health and combatants of obesity.  NDI offers a number of dance classes for the underserved youth of New Mexico that will help them shed pounds, as well as build confidence, self-esteem and some sweet dance skills.  Visit their website to learn more.

Lots coming up tomorrow on 2 KASA Style.  We’ll be talking with Santa Fe Humane about their exciting programs and how their helping our four-legged friends in New Mexico.  Plus – if you’re looking to get into the film industry, we’re talking with one of New Mexico’s most prominent casting directors on how to break into the ‘biz!

See you tomorrow, folks.

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