Friday, June 1, 2012

Celebrate National CPR Awareness Week!

Today we're kicking off National CPR Awareness week (June 1-7), a week dedicated to raising awareness of the need for all people to learn CPR and feel empowered to save a life.

Are you prepared to save a life?

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. It can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy and are unaware that they are event at risk.

Surviving sudden cardiac arrest depends on a public trained in CPR. The SADS Foundation supports policies that would train every high school student in our country in CPR.

Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. CPR can double, or even triple, a victim's chance of survival.

Hands-on CPR training would prepare high school students to act in a medical emergency -- at school, at home, or in the community. CPR can be taught in less than 30 minutes at little to no cost to school districts.

Please support hands-on CPR training as a high school graduation requirement.

A community that is trained in CPR and empowered to save lives will do just that-SAVE LIVES!

Here are some ways you can get involved:
From one advocate to another, we thank you for your dedication and passion for creating a safe community for all citizens!   

Thanks again,
Alice, Laura, Sarah, Christine, Anne, Adrienne, Amy, Monica, Carol & Brandon

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