Go Red at Staying Alive in Southlake
Feb 04, 2016 12:38PM
● By Audrey Sellers
Heart disease: It’s the No. 1 killer of Americans. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake doesn’t want the community to be in the dark about it. It’s hosting, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), the City of Southlake and other local businesses and community organizations, the 3rd Annual Staying Alive in Southlake event.
The free educational event will take place at The Marq on February 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and preventative measures. Stop by for activities including hands-only CPR training from staff at Texas Health Southlake, free CPR kits for every family, women’s self-defense demonstrations, Zumba classes, health screenings, family exercise ideas and fun giveaways from health fair vendors.
“As a healthcare provider and community partner, we wholeheartedly support this event and our staff will be there throughout the day to help people learn how-to prevent heart disease,” said Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Southlake, in a press release. “Knowing how to perform CPR is something everyone should learn, and we would much rather help people prevent heart disease than see them go to an emergency room.”
Staying Alive in Southlake is open to the public and no pre-registration is required. Since 2014, more than 500 adults and youth received hands-only CPR training from Southlake DPS and employees of Texas Health Southlake. In addition, approximately $25,000 has been raised for the AHA through corporate sponsorships and private contributions at the event.
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