American Heart Association free CPR training

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:13 PM

WHAT: The American Heart Association in conjunction with the Mayor's Office will train 1,000 people in hands-only CPR as part of the Everyone Can Be a Lifesaver service initiative launched by HoustonSERVICE.org in March 2011. The FREE training takes just 22 minutes, and when completed the CPR Anytime Kit is available to take home to train others. The goal is for the trainee to become the trainer, educating 5 friends or family members on CPR.

Anyone can learn CPR - and everyone should! 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. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

WHEN: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, June 3
and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4

WHERE: Three (3) Multi-Service Centers throughout the City of Houston, and the 2011 Annual Hurricane Conference located in the George R. Brown Convention Center. Addresses include:

June 1, 2011 The Sunnyside MSC
4605 Wilmington St, Houston, TX 77051

June 2, 2011 The Magnolia MSC
7037 Capitol Street, Houston, Texas 77011

June 3, 2011 The Southwest MSC on High Star
6400 High Star, Houston, Texas 77074

June 4, 2011 The George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010

HOW: Registration is free and open to the public, with kits distributed on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please visit: Everyone Can Be a Lifesaver.

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