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Participate in CPR and AED Awareness Week Activities
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Red Cross
March 19, 2008

In December of 2007, Congress declared the first week of June each year as National CPR/AED Awareness Week. June 1-7, 2008 will mark the first National CPR and AED Awareness Week with the goal of encourage states, cities and towns to establish organized programs that provide CPR and AED trainings and increase public access to AEDs. The American Red Cross has stepped up to the challenge and set an organizational goal of reaching 250,000 people nationwide during this one week with the vital knowledge and skills to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence.

Through this outreach, we hope that we can raise the public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, suffered by more than 300,000 people each year and increase the chance of survival that can be achieved by having at least one person in each household trained in CPR and the use of an AED.

In less time than you think, American Red Cross training can give you the vital knowledge and skills to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence. Whether it’s through:

  • First aid and CPR/AED training for certification;
  • Visiting the FREE Be Red Cross Ready online presentation; or
  • Learning at home with our Compression Only CPR product, First Aid and CPR for Everyone: An Introduction to Basic Lifesaving Skills, you could learn to save a life.

Get involved in a CPR and AED Awareness Week event in your area.

The following Red Cross chapters have made a commitment to hold events in their communities during the first week of June. To find out more about first aid and CPR/AED training throughout the year, contact your local Red Cross chapter.

Madison - Marshall County Chapter, Huntsville AL
American Red Cross of Alaska, Anchorage
Arcadia Chapter, Arcadia CA
Greater Long Beach Chapter, Long Beach CA
Riverside County Chapter, Riverside CA
San Diego/ Imperial Counties Chapter, San Diego CA
Orange County Chapter, Santa Ana CA
Rio Hondo Chapter, Whittier CA
Mile High Chapter, Denver CO
Western Connecticut Chapter, Danbury CT
New Canaan Chapter, New Canaan CT
Central Panhandle Chapter, Panama City FL
Broward County Chapter, Plantation FL
Southwest Florida Chapter, Sarasota
North Treasure Coast Chapter, Vero Beach FL
Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter, West Palm Beach FL
Augusta Chapter, Augusta GA
Middle Flint Chapter, Americus GA
Dalton Whitfield County Chapter, Dalton GA
Northeast Georgia Chapter, Gainesville GA
Loess Hills Chapter, Council Bluffs IA
Central Iowa Chapter, Des Moines IA
Hawkeye Chapter, Waterloo IA
Western Illinois Chapter, Galesburg
Kankakee County Chapter, Kankakee IL
American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area, Moline IL
Central Illinois Chapter, Peoria IL
Illinois Capital Area Chapter, Springfield IL
Hoosier Hills Chapter, Bedford IN
Elkhart County Chapter, Elkhart IN
St Joseph County Chapter, South Bend IN
Garden City Area Chapter, Garden City KS
Franklin County Chapter, Frankfort KY
Louisville Area Chapter, Louisville KY
Paducah Area Chapter, Paducah KY
Southeast Louisiana Chapter, Metairie LA
American Red Cross of Southern Maryland, La Plata
Frederick County Chapter, Walkersville MD
American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, Cambridge MA
East Shoreline Chapter, Bay City MI
Southeastern Michigan Chapter, Detroit
South Central Michigan Chapter, Jackson
Midland-Gladwin County Chapter, Midland MI
Muskegon - Oceana Chapter, Muskegon MI
Red River Valley Chapter, East Grand Forks MN
Carver County Chapter, Norwood Young America MN
Winona County Chapter, Winona MN
Southeast Mississippi Chapter, Pascagoula MS
Heartland Chapter, Omaha NE
Prairie Valley Chapter, Columbus NE
Fort Kearney Chapter, Kearney NE
New Hampshire West Chapter, Keene
Burlington County Chapter, Lumberton NJ
Tri-County Chapter, Plainfield NJ
Gloucester County Chapter, Sewell NJ
Colonial Crossroads Chapter, Summit NJ
Jersey Coast Chapter, Tinton Falls NJ
San Juan Chapter, Farmington NM
Northern Nevada Chapter, Reno NV

Cayuga County Chapter, Auburn NY
Greater Rochester Chapter, Canandaigua, NY
Southern Tier Chapter, Endicott NY
Mohawk Valley Chapter, Herkimer NY
Eastern Niagara County Chapter, Lockport NY
American Red Cross in Orleans County, Medina NY
American Red Cross in Greater New York, NY
North Country Chapter, Plattsburgh NY
Onondaga-Oswego Chapter, Syracuse NY
Central North Carolina Chapter, Durham NC
Henderson County Chapter, Hendersonville NC
High Point-Thomasville Chapter, High Point NC
Moore County Chapter, Southern Pines NC
Northwest North Carolina Chapter, Winston-Salem
Summit County Chapter, Akron OH
Ashtabula County Chapter, Ashtabula OH
Cincinnati Area Chapter, Cincinnati OH
Greater Cleveland Chapter, Cleveland OH
Delaware County Chapter, Delaware OH
Fairfield County Chapter, Lancaster OH
Allen County Chapter, Lima OH
Firelands Chapter, Sandusky OH
West - Central Oklahoma Chapter, Elk City
Tulsa Area Chapter, Tulsa OK
Southern Oregon Chapter, Medford
Willamette Chapter, Salem OR
Bloomsburg Chapter, Bloomsburg PA
Franklin County Chapter, Chambersburg PA
Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, Clearfield PA
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Philadelphia
Hazleton Chapter, West Hazleton PA
York County Chapter, York PA
Carolina Lowcountry Chapter, North Charleston SC
Heart of Tennessee Chapter, Murfreesboro
Nashville Area Chapter, Nashville TN
Appalachian Chapter, Oak Ridge TN
American Red Cross of Central Texas, Austin
Beaumont Chapter, Beaumont TX
Dallas Area Chapter, Dallas TX
Hill Country Chapter, Kerrville TX
San Antonio Area Chapter, San Antonio TX
Crossroads Chapter, Victoria TX
Heart of Texas Area Chapter, Waco TX
Mountain Valley Chapter, Provo UT
Mountain Empire Chapter, Bristol VA
Roanoke Valley Chapter, Roanoke VA
Suffolk Chapter, Suffolk VA
York-Poquoson Chapter, Yorktown VA
Benton-Franklin County Chapter, Kennewick WA
North Cascades Chapter, Okanogan WA
American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties, Seattle WA
Apple Valley Chapter, Wenatchee WA
American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee
American Red Cross of East Central Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Sheboygan County Chapter, Sheboygan WI
West Bend Chapter, West Bend WI
Wood County Chapter, Wisconsin Rapids WI
Central West Virginia Chapter, Charleston


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation's blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.

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