Friday, September 6, 2013

Givin' Meth the Boot event set for Sept. 13

The Idaho Meth Project is joining Mountain View Hospital and other community partners in Idaho Falls to raise money for the Idaho Meth Project's statewide prevention campaign.

A "Givin' Meth the Boot" dinner set for Sept. 13 is the sixth event led by Mountain View Hospital and the office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to help raise funds and bring community awareness to the issue of methamphetamine use in Idaho.  Other major partners in this year’s event include Cooper Norman, CWI, (CH2M-WG Idaho), Ball Ventures and Snake River Landing.

“Several members of our team have been touched personally by meth. Their pain has inspired me and our team to spend thousands of hours a year to organize events that support the Idaho Meth Project,” said James Adamson, president and CEO of Mountain View Hospital.

“We’ve seen some great strides in our state in combatting the meth issue, including a 50-percent reduction in teen meth use, a significant drop in clandestine lab rates, and are beginning to see a decrease in meth-related treatment admissions,” Adamson said. “There’s just so much more work that can be done, and the Idaho Meth Project is the only non-profit organization in the state focused on preventing meth use.”

The private event will feature dinner, live music by the Kelly Hughes Band, a mechanical bull and a live auction with  Otter serving as guest auctioneer. Auction items include vacations to Jackson Hole and Deer Valley, tickets to the sold-out Boise State/BYU football game, and a private dinner with the governor and First Lady Lori Otter, who helped start the Idaho Meth Project in 2007.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are available for $75 each at www.Idaho.MethProject.org, but seating is limited so contact Executive Director Gina Heideman at (208) 331-2060 to ensure your seat.