Save a Life: Learn CPR at free community training event

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 10:01 PM

The American Heart Association, Texas Arrhythmia Institute and The Methodist Hospital System are joining forces to teach Houstonians how to save lives. The 2013 ‘Save a Life’ CPR training event takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Park.

Free bilingual training courses for Hands-Only CPR and low cost CPR certification will be offered at the event.  Participants will take home one of the American Heart Association’s revolutionary CPR Anytime® kits.

The American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR Anytime® Personal Learning Program allows anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 22 minutes using their own personal kit. The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR, AED skills and choking relief in any setting.

“Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should,” said Dr. Valentina Ugolini, chairman of the Texas Arrhythmia Institute and medical director of the event. “Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.”

The ‘Save a Life’ event will kickoff National CPR Awareness week, which is held annually June 1-7.

WHAT: 2013 'Save A Life' CPR training event

Click here to view the event flier.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013

8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. - FREE Hands-Only CPR (English/Spanish)

1-6 p.m. - $25 Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Training (English only)

WHERE: Methodist Training Center, 8335 Lantern Point Dr. 77054

Free parking available in the Teal Lot Across from Reliant Stadium

REGISTER: Visit www.HoustonSaveaLife.org to make reservation.

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