Niagara Falls, Canada, November 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- For 38 years, it's been Heart Niagara's mission to provide children and adults with the education, training and tools necessary to take control of their heart health. This November, in recognition of CPR Month, the non-profit organization is offering free CPR training sessions in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland.
As many as 40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year, and up to 85 per cent of these happen in public areas or homes. Although the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a heart attack or another cardiac emergency, fewer than half say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.
Annually, Heart Niagara trains over 10,000 people in CPR and AED use. The ability to perform CPR and to know how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can make a lifesaving difference. It's one of the easiest things you can learn that can make a true difference in another person's life.
Training session locations and dates:
Niagara Falls: Wednesday, November 11, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: The Clark Centre, 6017 Valley Way, Niagara Falls
St. Catharines: Wednesday, November 18, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Kiwanis Aquatic Centre, 425 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
Welland: Monday, November 30, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Welland City Hall, 60 East Main Street, Welland
Please call 905-358-5552 or email email@example.com to secure your spot. Space is limited. Children 10+ are welcome to participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian, but must also be registered.
Thank you to The Niagara EMS Pedal Angels for sponsoring this event.
For further information please contact:
Heart Niagara Inc.
For 38 years, Heart Niagara has been providing cardiac health education and services to the region on a non-profit level, relying on the generosity of the community to support its programs.
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