National CPR & AED Awareness Week June 1-7

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Each year over 100,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Think about your family, the people you work with, who you may see while out running errands or enjoying a weekend getaway with friends. What if they needed your help? Are you prepared to save a life? Are you trained and ready to help? It only takes a couple of minutes to read more about how you can help save a life today!

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Get trained in CPR & AED by a certified Red Cross instructor, have hands-on practice and walk away with priceless training materials! Click here to learn which course is best for you.

Taking a CPR & AED course is a good investment of time. But for those of you who feel a little short on time, try distance learning! Click here to take an online course at your convenience.


Make it a group experience – invite your family and friends to take a CPR & AED training course with you. Get recertified or just take a refresher course. Learn how to save the life of an infant, child or adult today!

Being trained is essential and having the right supplies can help! Build your preparedness kit or check if you need to replace or update any items. Click here to purchase supplies.

Want to see a story about one of our Hometown Heroes? Click here to watch a video about how a man used his CPR & AED training to save his colleague’s life.

Scroll down to read a personal message from Heidi Klum:


I took an American Red Cross CPR class so that I’d be prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies. On the runway and off, at work or hanging out with my kids, I want to be ready to help if something happened.

From June 1 to June 7, you can get ready too—right in your hometown.

The first week of June is National CPR/AED Awareness Week, and the Red Cross is marking it by holding CPR/AED classes, demonstrations, and other events all around the country.

It’s a great opportunity to get prepared.

Thousands of lives—from infants to grandparents—are saved every year because someone took a CPR class or learned how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED), which can be used to help save someone who has gone into cardiac arrest.
Auf Wiedersehen,

If more people know how to perform these important skills, more lives will be saved.

You have the chance next week to learn these skills and be ready to help your loved ones during an emergency. Let’s be prepared together! So are you in, or are you out?

Heidi Klum
Proud Supporter, American Red Cross


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