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Learn Hands-Only CPR Saturday, Aug. 25 @ Chelsea Piers

Kristen Harnisch urges you to join her this Saturday, Aug. 25 to learn Hands Only CPR at Chelsea Piers in Stamford! It's free!

There are few events that guarantee to change the course of your life and the lives of the friends, neighbors and strangers around you.  This is one of them.

Join me and thousands of others Saturday at Chelsea Piers in Stamford to learn Hands Only CPR, which simply involves calling 911, checking for breathing, and performing chest compressions at 100 beats per minute. There's no charge.

If you’re like me and you’re a little fuzzy on the CPR training you had ten years ago, take this 15-minute refresher course.  Go to handsforlife.org to register today!

According to the handsforlife.org website:

  • Each year 785,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack 
  • Nearly 300,000 of these victims will suffer sudden cardiac arrest at the time of their heart attack, outside a hospital setting
  • Less than one in four receives CPR from a bystander, and only about five percent of cardiac arrest victims survive

“Studies show that survival rates fall 10 percent each minute without CPR before emergency medical assistance, often with a fatal outcome.  Experts agree that if more people knew how to provide effective, simple-to-apply Hands Only CPR, more victims could be helped instantly, doubling or even tripling their chances of survival.”

Last year, I lost my 37 year-old younger brother from sudden cardiac arrest.  Matt had no risk factors: he was young, healthy, a non-smoker, non-drinker and in top physical military condition as a naval officer. 

His wife, two children and our entire family were devastated by this shocking and inconceivable loss.  It is in Matt’s memory that I’m attending this awesome event and learning this life-saving skill. 

So join me Saturday at Hands for Life, Chelsea Piers, Stamford.  Go to handsforlife.org to register today!

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