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The American Red Cross Presents Free "CPR Saturday"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

Contact: Katherine Boury,
Media Relations Officer
206-726-3547

April 24, 2008

            (Seattle, WA)   The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap
Counties will present the 9th annual CPR Saturday event on May 3, 2008
as a thank you to the community for its on-going support of the local
Red Cross Chapter.

             This free event is open to anyone who would like to learn
life-saving Adult CPR skills.  Red Cross volunteers make this event
possible with their generous donation of time and skills. The Washington
State Convention & Trade Center has donated the training space.

            "This will be the second CPR Saturday where we will also
have Spanish speaking and ASL (American Sign Language) instructors
available to teach CPR," said Dotty Klyce, Director of Health Services.
"CPR can mean the difference between life and death in emergency
situations and this is a great opportunity to either learn or refresh
your skills." 

           CPR Saturday students will be trained and tested in Adult CPR
free of charge.  The training takes approximately 2.5 hours and will
include skills practice and a written exam.  Upon successful completion,
students will be given Red Cross certificates.

             The event provides a tremendous opportunity to enhance
emergency preparedness at both the individual and community levels.  It
is estimated that 500 individuals will come together during "CPR
Saturday" to learn lifesaving CPR skills and receive American Red Cross
Adult CPR certification.

            Classes at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center
begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Spanish
classes start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  The ASL class starts at 10AM.
Participants must pre-register for CPR Saturday by visiting
www.seattleredcross.org <http://www.seattleredcross.org/>  or call the
Red Cross in Seattle at 206-726-3534. 

 

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