Join the American Heart Association and Our Local Partners for CPR at the Park!

Published Thursday, July 20, 2017

 What:              The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with ThedaCare, Affinity Health System, part of Ascension, Gold Cross Ambulance Service, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Timber Rattlers to demonstrate Hands-only CPR. Everyone is invited to this free event and learn this life-saving skill!

 

When:             Wednesday, August 23rd  

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (before the 7:05 p.m. Timber Rattlers game)

 

Where:            Neuroscience Group Field @ Fox Cities Stadium  

 

Who:               Representatives from American Heart Association, ThedaCare, Affinity Health System, part of Ascension, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Timber Rattlers. Local physicians, survivors, and bystanders who helped save lives will be recognized.

 

Why:               Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. 

  • When a teen or adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. 
  • Sadly, 90 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.
  • Most Americans (70 percent) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim. Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. 
  • Hands-only CPR takes only 60 seconds to learn and can save lives.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

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