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Georgia Student Spreads the Word on CPR training in High School!

by Julie H. on Friday, November 16, 2012

This week we accompanied a young You're the Cure volunteer, Macie C., to the studio as she recorded three new public service announcements (PSA’s) for our upcoming CPR in Schools legislative and grassroots education campaign.  Macie is a young Georgia student who wants to help everyone learn about the importance of acting fast when someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest. 

Macie's first PSA: 

In the U.S., over 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests happen every year. That’s more than 1,000 a day.  Almost 80 percent happened at home and were witnessed by a loved one.  The chances of survival doubled or tripled when that loved one was trained in CPR.  We go to school to learn essential life skills.  Shouldn’t we also learn how to save a life?  The American Heart Association is urging legislators to make us the next generation of life-savers by requiring CPR training in schools.  Join us in the fight. Go to to find out how you can help in your state.  I could save the life of someone you love. 

High school students CAN and SHOULD be trained in this lifesaving skill.  In the coming months, keep your ears open as we place these important messages on radio stations throughout the state.  Click here to listen!

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