Recently there have been several stories of high-profile celebrities understanding the importance of CPR/AED training. Most notably, Bob Harper, the well-known fitness trainer, suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at a gym in February. Luckily a physician was in the facility and used an AED to save Bob’s life.

Actor Ryan Reynolds revealed that he once saved his nephew’s life by using CPR learned by being CPR certified. He recently renewed his CPR certification to ensure he knew what to do with two small daughter’s in the home.

The Chicago Cubs recently underscored the importance of CPR/AED training by hosting a CPR training day on August 18th, 2017. All staff was trained how to intervene in the event of a cardiac emergency at Wrigley Field (and at home).

Cardiac events are the leading cause of death in the United States. Being trained to intervene in the event of a cardiac emergency can mean the difference between life and death. Everyday community members can literally save the lives of their family, friends, and neighbors.

Don’t wait until you are faced with a cardiac emergency to realize the importance of CPR/AED training. Visit our website to find out about stories of survival, CPR/AED training, and defibrillators in our community. http://www.ihlf.org

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