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Spend 30 minutes Learning Hands-Only CPR to Give the Gift of a Lifetime

by Keltcie D. on Friday, May 23, 2014

A twelve year old girl learned CPR in school on a Friday, and only 8 days later she used that lesson to save her grandfather’s life.  A young man was shopping in a clothing store when a gentleman near him dropped to the ground.  He sprang into action using CPR skills he had learned not long before, and became a hero for a total stranger. 

These are true stories of people saving lives after learning the simple steps of Hands-Only CPR.  But everyone who experiences cardiac arrest is not so lucky.  Right now in our country, fewer than 41% of victims have a bystander respond with CPR, and fewer than 11% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive. 

Be ready when your true story happens.  Hands-Only CPR is easy to learn, and can double or TRIPLE a victim’s chance of survival. 

If you live anywhere near Richmond, swing by one of these locations for a free Hands-Only CPR training.  In only 30 minutes you can learn to save a life.  No reservation is needed. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Petersburg Southside Emergency Crew
                                            Central VA CPR Council Event
                                            425 Graham Rd
                                            Petersburg, VA  2380

                                            Free classes offered every half-hour from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            Call 804-254-1147 if you need more information

Monday, June 2, 2014  – The Science Museum of Virginia
                                           Central VA CPR Council Event
                                           2500 West Broad Street
                                           Richmond, VA 23220

                                           Free classes offered every half-hour from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                           Call 804-254-1147 if you need more information

Tuesday, June 3, 2014  – Ramsey Memorial Methodist Church (Classes taught in Spanish)
                                            Central VA CPR Council Event
                                            5900 Hull St
                                            Richmond, VA 23224

                                            Free classes offered every half-hour from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                            Call 804-254-1147 if you need more information

Thursday, June 5, 2014  - Calhoun Community Center
                                             Central VA CPR Council Event
                                             436 Calhoun Street
                                             Richmond, VA 23231

                                              Free classes offered every half-hour from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                                              Call 804-254-1147 if you need more information

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – West Creek Emergency Center
                                            American Heart Association/HCA Virginia Event
                                            12720 Tuckahoe Creek Court
                                            Richmond, VA 23238

                                            Free classes offered every half-hour from 10am - 2pm,
                                            along with free health screenings and giveaways
                                            Call 804-320-DOCS (3627) or visit www.hcavirginia.com for more information

Many thanks to CVCPR Council and HCA Virginia for their considerable contributions in staging these events. Note, these are not certification classes.

To find an American Heart Association CPR Certification class, or community event near you, visit www.heart.org/cpr to “Find A Course” with your Zip Code.

TAKE A MINUTE to thank VA legislators for passing Gwyneth’s Law to make CPR training in VA schools a reality for every student!